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Florence: 1.5-Hour Medici Chapel Private Tour

Florence: 1.5-Hour Medici Chapel Private Tour

Activity provider: CAF Tour & Travel
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From US$ 99.18 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
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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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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
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance of the Medici Chapels: on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 9 AM, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 PM.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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

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A beautiful private tour with a funny guide and very interesting commentary to learn all about the Medici and Muchel-Ange. The Chapel is to be discovered absolutely!!! Nice trip

July 31, 2021

Taking a guided tour is highly recommended. You learn a lot about the life of the Medici family and the history of the origins of the church and chapel. We really liked it.

October 26, 2020

Irene was an excellent guide, very prepared from all points of view (cultural, artistic and historical) and also friendly and helpful. We highly recommend it! Francesca and Emma

April 26, 2019

Product ID: 11397