Florence: 1.5-Hour Medici Chapel Private Tour

Florence: 1.5-Hour Medici Chapel Private Tour

From $107.20 per person

Discover the Medici Chapels with your own private guide. See some of Michelangelo's masterpieces, admire the wealth of this great family in Princess Chapel and visit the exterior of the Basilica of San Lorenzo on this perfect tour.

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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy one of the most famous Michelangelo sculptural cycles in the Sacrestia Nuova
  • Take your time with your friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Head underground to see the crypt where the Medici family was buried
  • Explore the grounds and gaze at the precious gemstones and marbles that make up the Princess Chapel
  • Tour at your own convenience with your guide
Full description
The Medicis were a ruthless bunch, but their homes and palaces boast some of arts finest possessions. Today, with your private guide, we will experience one of the most famous sculptural cycles by Michelangelo: Il Crepuscolo, L’Aurora, Il Giorno e la Notte (Twilight, Dawn, Day, Night) inside the Sacrestia Nuova. These monuments to art and religion are incredible examples of Michelangelo's finest work, and are housed inside of the great Medici complex, which now serves as a museum. You will notice walls inlayed with precious polychrome marble and precious gems, which showed off the family's vast wealth and power in the Cappella dei Principi (Princess Chapel). We also have a chance to discover the Cripta del Buontalenti underneath the chapel, where the Medici and their family members are housed in this ancient crypt. Make sure to ask your guide about the "real" causes of their death which has long been a point of contention amongst historians and scientists. Regardless of the drama around this complex, the day will be a wonderful and enlightening experience, and we hope that you've enjoyed spending time amidst such greatness! Ciao!
Includes
  • Pickup in front of the entrance of the museum
  • Local guide at your disposal (max. 1.5 hours)
  • Entrance fees with reservation for the Medici Chapels
  • Earphones for groups of more than 8 participants
  • Optional gratuities
  • Anything not specified "in the rate includes"
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meet your guide at 9:00 AM at the entrance of the Medici Chapels.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4/5
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Wonderful

Our guide Ilaria was punctual, very polite, gave all the information needed. Thank you. Hilal Ağış

7 February 2018

Es ist absolut empfehlenswert eine Führung zu machen. Man erfährt sehr sehr viel über das Leben der Medici Familie und die Entstehungsgeschichte der Kirche und Kapelle. Uns hat es super gefallen.

26 October 2020

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Irene è stata una guida eccellente, molto preparata sotto tutti i punti di vista ( culturale, artistico e storico) e anche cordiale e disponibile. La consigliamo vivamente! Francesca e Emma

26 April 2019

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