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Florence: Medici Chapels Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 343746
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Discover the beautiful artwork and the stories and secrets hidden within the ancient walls of the Medici Chapels on a private guided tour.
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Highlights
  • Enjoy an insightful private tour of the Medici Chapels, the final resting place of some of the members of Florence's most notable famly
  • Discover the New Sacristy another masterpiece of Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Admire the sumptuous decoration of the Chapels
  • See the grave of Lorenzo the Magnificent and learn the story about the Pazzi conspiracy
  • Learn about the last heir of the Medici dynasty, Anna Maria Luisa
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Enjoy an insightful private tour of the Medici Chapels, two landmarks of Florentine architecture and the final resting place of members of the famous dynasty that shaped the history of Florence.

See the monumental Chapel of Princes. Built as the mausoleum for the Grand Dukes of Florence, it became a breathtaking museum decorated with most precious and incorruptible materials: marble, granite, jasper, alabaster, and lapis lazuli and many other semiprecious stones. Hear of the mysterious deaths in the Medici family and learn about the results of the last exhumation of the Medici bodies.

Discover the New Sacristy, an unequalled masterpiece of the great Michelangelo Buonarroti. Admire his sculptures of the allegorical figures of Night and Day, Dusk and Dawn, and admire the perfection and ambiguity of his finished and unfinished sculptures. Learn the stories behind the graves of the young heirs of the Medici family. See the grave of Lorenzo the Magnificent and learn the story about the Pazzi Conspiracy, the murderous plot that took the life of Giuliano, Lorenzo’s beloved brother. Learn how this event opened up a new chapter of the Florentine history, triggering an act of bloody revenge that provoked the wrath of the pope.

Learn about the last heir of the Medici dynasty, Anna Maria Luisa, a forward-thinking woman who made a fortune for Florence leaving the family treasures to her beloved city.
Includes
  • Entrance tickets to the Medici Chapels
  • Licenced tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meet your tour guide in front of the entrance to the Medici Palace and let the story begin!

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From US$ 113.17 per person

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Product ID: 343746