Historic Florence, Italy is home to the Medici Chapels, which is a part of the San Lorenzo Monument Complex. The chapels date back to the fifteenth century. The Medici family held the San Lorenzo church as their official church and it did become their final resting place. Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Guillano are also buried there with tombs designed by Michelangelo. The Medici family was the richest family in Italy in the thirteenth century.
Visiting the Medici Chapel you will see the works of Michelangelo who designed the Medici family tomb and other fabulous sculptures. It is a very mystical space to see today and if Michelangelo had finished the works that he had sketched for it, it would be even more beautiful than it is.
Though the San Lorenzo monument complex is free, a ticket is needed to visit the Medici Chapels. It is a beautiful sight to see but no photos may be taken there.
Medici Chapels address and hours
Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini
Daily (low season): 8.15 - 13.50. The ticket office closes at 13.20
Daily (high season): 8.15 - 16.50. The ticket office closes at 16.20
Closed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday and 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Photo by Kwong Yee Cheng on flickr
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