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Medici Chapels Tickets

Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, Firenze, FI, Italia - 36 Reviews
starting from 15
  • Validity: 1 day
  • Mobile Ticket
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Audioguide available
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • See the beautiful Medici Tombs with the Michelangelo's sculptures
  • Admire the Chapel of the Princes
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time
  • Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want

The Medici tombs

Museum

Behind the church of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels Museum consists of the Medici Crypt, the Chapel of the Princes and Michelangelo’s New Sacristy. Along with the sculptural and architectural decorations, the museum displays the Treasure of the San Lorenzo Basilica: reliquaries and liturgical objects, great examples of Renaissance and Baroque goldsmith’s art.

History

The vast Crypt, where the members of the Medici family are buried, leads to the Chapel of the Princes, which houses the grandiose funerary monuments of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany. It is an octagonal hall, wholly covered with semi-precious stones and rare marbles inlays, topped by a wide frescoed dome. Works started in 1604 by the architect Matteo Nigetti and went on for over two centuries. The rich inlaid decoration was made by the grand ducal workshops, joint together to form the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Semi-precious Stones Workshop).

At the wishes of the Medici Popes, Leo X and Clement VII, Michelangelo worked to decorate the New Sacristy between 1520 and 1534, in successive stages. The architecture and the sculptural decoration, including funerary monuments of members of the Medici family, were designed and begun by Michelangelo before he went to Rome. The New Sacristy was carried out and arranged as we see today by Giorgio Vasari and Bartolomeo Ammannati.

Masterpieces

Chapel of the Princes:

The sarcophagi of six Medici Grand Dukes are located against the walls of the big octagon; above the one of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I and the one of Cosimo II, within niches, we found two colossal gilded bronze statues, cast by Pietro and Ferdinando Tacca between 1626 and 1642. Below, sixteen coats of arms of Tuscan towns, made of semi-precious stones, mother of pearl, lapis-lazuli and coral.

New Sacristy:

  • Michelangelo, tombs of Lorenzo Duke of Urbino and Giuliano Duke of Nemours with the symbolical figures (Day and Night, Dawn and Dusk)
  • Michelangelo, Madonna and Child, on the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano.

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Full-time entrance and you stay how long you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

What is not included

  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

  • Audioguide: available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese
  • Guide Book: available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

To remember

  1. The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Chapels starting from entrance time.

  2. The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Chapels.

  3. For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour to visit the Chapels.

  4. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.

  5. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.

  6. The Chapels have a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Chapels or Italy Tickets.


36 Reviews
Italy
2 weeks ago

Roberto

"Sempre emozionanti, peccato il traliccio. Michelangelo fantastico"

United Kingdom
1 month ago

Iwona

"Breathing "

United States
1 month ago

Cheryl

"The relics in the chapel are so weird and wonderful. The ornate vessels with gold and gems to display the jaw bones, fingers, skulls were amazing. The Michelangelo’s statues for the tombs were awe inspiring. There was no line."

United States
2 months ago

Denise

"I ordered the reserved-time tickets from home before the trip. All I had to do was print the voucher and show it to the ticket office. As a result, we got right in. This is such an important place in Florence history. Try to not miss it. Not always open, so check in advance. "

Spain
2 months ago

Oscar

"Nice place to visit if you have some free time in Florence, but if you are there for just a couple of days, you can skip it and visit the biggest art galleries in the city. I would take you around an hour to visit it. The most important part is the chapel itself, where you can see the great sculptures of Michelangelo and the tombs of the Medici family. "

Argentina
2 months ago

Evangelina

"muy bello...excelente!!!!"

United States
3 months ago

Anne

"I'm so glad we visited the Medici Chapel! Michaelangelo's sculptures were wonderful. The two Medici carvings are above two reclining figures of dawn and dusk, and night and day. Too cool! The Cappella Principi was beautiful!. The inlaid marble designs all over the surfaces were amazing. Also fascinating was the craftsmanship of the 16 coats of arms from the Tuscan cities under the Medici rule."

Belgium
3 months ago

Frederique

"The magnificience of the Medicis ! A great place to visit."

Italy
4 months ago

Marc

"magico !"

Canada
4 months ago

Debra

"Entering the Medici Chapel was so effortless. We were early but we're allowed to enter before our scheduled time. Wondrous site!"