ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATION FOR THE MEDICI CHAPELS - CAPPELLE MEDICEE - IN FLORENCE, ITALY

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Information and ticket booking for the Medici Chapels, Florence, Italy

The Medici Chapels, part of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in the San Lorenzo district of Florence, comprise the original chapel (designed by Brunelleschi) and two 'add-on' chapels testifying to the wealth, importance and power of the Medici family, the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, the family woven into the fabric of Florence.

Florence, Italy - an image from the Medici Chapel - Michelangelo
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The first of these is the Sagrestia Nuova, designed by Michelangelo. The second is the Capella dei Principi, which is clad entirely in coloured marble inlaid with semi precious stones; it is the dome of this chapel that will guide you towards the Basilica as you wind your way towards San Lorenzo and its busy street market. The Capella dei Principi attracts some pretty unflinching reviews - monstrous, tasteless, tacky, gaudy ... the adjectives continue in a similar vein ... all of which may seem quite fitting given that this arrogant memorial is for what the Medici family went on to become ... pretty monstrous in themselves.
The Sagrestia Nuova is far more peaceful, calmer, and is home to some of Michelangelo's most famous sculptures. He was supposed to have created 3 or 4 tombs, but only 2 were completed - consequently, the bankroll of much of the Renaissance, Lorenzo the Magnificent, missed out, celebrated merely by an inscription alongside his brother Giuliano on a plain marble slab. Admittedly it is a 'plain marble slab' adorned with Michelangelo's Madonna and Child, but there is no grand tomb for the grandest of all the Medici clan.

Lorenzo's grandson (also Lorenzo) has his tomb on the left wall of the sacristry, and his tomb is decorated with Michelangelo's Dawn and Dusk (male and female respectively), mirrored opposite by Day and Night, again, male and female. It's clear that Michelangelo was not as adept with the female form as David showed him to be with the male; Dawn and Night can be seen as men with less developed musculature and breasts that look like afterthoughts, oddly angled as they are.

The Medici Chapels are open all year round from 08.15AM until 12.00 NOON. You'll need to check your calendar for closing days as the Chapels are closed on the first, third and fifth Monday of every month, as well as the second and fourth Sunday of each month (we've made things easier by blocking these days on the booking calendar). As with many venues in Italy, there are often special exhibitions running, and the ticket price will reflect this.

Exhibition: The Electress Palatine and the final season of Medici patronage in San Lorenzo

8th April 'til 2nd November 2014

This exhibition examines the life, works and legacy of Anna Maria Luisa, the Electress Palatine, and the last descendent of the Grand Dukes of the Medici dynasty. The exhibition runs until 2nd of November 2014 and is split into four sections, examining her childhood, youth and marriage, her return to Florence and the "Family Pact", and finally her death in 1743.

Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar below. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets. Do remember that dates are in European (day-month-year) format.

Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar to the left*.

Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the ticket options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:

To reserve your tickets for the Medici Chapels, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!

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