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.
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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.
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.
Medici Chapels at San Lorenzo
Church and museum entrance and reservation fees:
Basilica of San Lorenzo - Euro 7.00 per person
Medici Chapels - Euro 12.00 per person
This itinerary includes entrance to a place of worship, visitors are permitted to enter with appropriate attire (with covered shoulders and knees).