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Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit

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Florence, Italy
Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit

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Overview

Enjoy a private tour of the fascinating Medici Chapels, museum, and neighborhood around the wonderful San Lorenzo Square to learn more about the family that ruled the Florentine Republic for so long. See famous sculptures by Michelangelo, admire the frescoes that line the walls, and see Medici family crypt over the course of the tour.
  • Private tour of Medici Chapels and neighborhood around San Lorenzo Square
  • Visit the Medici Chapels to see Michelangelo sculptures
  • Admire the colorful mosaics decorating the chapel walls
  • See the crypt where the Medici family are buried
  • Explore the Medici District around San Lorenzo Square
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Departure Point

50123 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Entrance Time: Morning option: between 09.00 am and 11.00 am; Afternoon option: between 02:00 pm and 04:00 pm Meeting with the guide in front of the Cappelle Medicee entrance

Departure Time

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Afternoon Option
5/21/2021 - 10/31/2021
Wednesday - Friday:02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022
Wednesday - Friday:02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Morning Option
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Monday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022
Monday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a morning or afternoon tour and meet your guide near the entrance to the Medici Chapels for a private tour.

Enter the beautiful Medici Chapels to see four gorgeous sculptures by Michelangelo, two on each tomb in the chapel. The figures represent Day, Night, Dawn, and Dusk. The chapel is also decorated with multi-colored pieces of stone, marble, and gems that reflect the almost royal stature of the Medici family. The Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Hard Stones Factory) was created specifically to supply the materials used in the Medici Chapels, and it is still operating today – and used by restoration workshops and museums all over the world.

Continue with your guided tour outside Medici Chapels , in the San Lorenzo neighborhood that is known as the Medici District. It's home to not just the Basilica of San Lorenzo, but also the Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cappelle Medicee
Admire with your Guide 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 (New Sacristy) designed by the great artist. Discover the inlays of precious polychrome marbles, of hard stones and precious gems that cover the walls of the great Cappella dei Principi (Princes Chapel), for which Opificio delle pietre Dure (The Factory of hard Stones) was created especially for these decorations and is today one of the most prestigious restoration workshops and museums worldwide. Finally discover the Cripta del Buontalenti, under the Chapel, where the Medici and their family members are buried. These bodies have been exhumed recently to obtain more details on their lifestyles, illnesses and real causes of their deaths still shrouded in mystery.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Our tour guide Gabriele was...
Paul M
, Jul 2018
Our tour guide Gabriele was fantastic! He greeted us outside San Lorenzo and gave us a preview of what we'd see. We went through the museum and the church, and then spent a long time in the Medici chapel itself getting a fascinating lesson on Michelangelo's statues. After that we walked across San Lorenzo square to the Palazzo Medici and heard more stories about the Medici family. Overall a great tour with a top-notch guide.

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