Renaissance Architecture at San Lorenzo

Art & Culture

Loredana A.

Florence
English (Native), Italian (Native)
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Lofty arches, harmonious spaces, and imposing domes. Experience architectural wonders of Brunelleschi and Michelangelo with an Art Historian. At San Lorenzo Basilica discover how an ancient Roman architect inspired Brunelleschi to design the first Renaissance church. Then at the Medici Chapels see how Michelangelo broke the rules where architecture and sculpture are fused together for a dramatic effect. Learn how the Medici made it possible and how they ultimately caused Michelangelo to flee.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or in Piazza San Lorenzo

09:00

San Lorenzo Basilica

Visit inside the church with the Old Sacristy and the Crypt. See the burial place of the Medici and Donatello. Learn about the beginnings of Renaissance architecture, its principles, and how the Medici used art for their political agenda in their quest for power.

10:00

The Medici Chapels

Vist two amazing chapels. First, the Chapel of Princes created as a mausoleum for the Medici Grand dukes. Then step inside the New Sacristy designed by Michelangelo with Medici tombs wit sculpture by Michelangelo. Discover how Michelangelo risked his life and career, caught between politics and Medici patronage.

Ending Point

Medici Chapels at San Lorenzo

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding services.

What‘s not included

Church and museum entrance and reservation fees:

Basilica of San Lorenzo - Euro 7.00 per person

Medici Chapels - Euro 12.00 per person

Important Information

I provide tour guiding services and can arrange for local transportation to the city center and back to your cruise port for shore excursions.

This itinerary includes entrance to a place of worship, visitors are permitted to enter with appropriate attire (with covered shoulders and knees).

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$220/ per group

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