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Florence San Lorenzo Basilica And The Medici Chapels

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Stroll through Florence in a small tour group led by an expert guide. This intimate tour allows for a maximum of eight people, so there won’t be any shouting or missing information! All tickets to the stunning San Lorenzo Complex and Medici Chapels are included in the price of the tour, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! And the best part of it all? The tour ends at the San Lorenzo Food Market, just in time for lunch!

What to expect?

A very small group tour with max 8 people!

A complete visit to the impressive Florence San Lorenzo Complex and to the Medici Chapels, ending very close to the picturesque San Lorenzo Food Market... right at lunch time!

Highlights :

- Indepth explanation of San Lorenzo Basilica (interior and exterior), crypt where Cosimo de ' Medici and the famous sculptor Donatello were buried,

- Brunelleschi 's Cloister,

- Medici Palace exterior and, if accessible, Medici Palace Garden and inner courtyard,

- Medici Chapels (Chapel of the Princes and Michelangelo 's New Sacristy)

- professional fluent English speaking tour guide

- all the tickets and reservation fees included.

More about your Florence San Lorenzo Complex Tour

The San Lorenzo Complex was the site chosen by the Medici Family as church and burial place.

The San Lorenzo Basilica was the first Cathedral of Florence, before the Duomo was built.

The church was in a state of neglect at the beginning of the fifteenth century, when Filippo Brunelleschi started its reconstruction according to the wishes of Giovanni de’ Bicci, who was then buried in the Old Sacristy.

Here Brunelleschi and Donatello revealed to the world their artistic vision, known nowadays as Early Renaissance style.

One century later Michelangelo was involved in the works at San Lorenzo, building the Laurentian Library and the astonishing New Sacristy.

Michelangelo fused architecture and sculpture creating an amazing space, full of masterpieces, including the famous four Parts of the Day.

Later on, at the beginning of the seventeenth century, a new and gigantic building was begun: the Medici Chapels, with the Chapel of the Princes.

It was decorated with rich inlays made with the technique of Florentine mosaic , creating a dazzling play of color, almost magical.

After this superb visit to the San Lorenzo Complex in Florence's Medici neighborhood, your guide will show you the entrance of San Lorenzo Food Market , where you can browse all different sorts of meat, fish, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, hams and salami, and of course the true Florentine speciality: the lampredotto.

Enjoy a lunch there at one of the typical stalls!

Please contact us at info@florencepass for any further information.

What is included?

  • Professional Florence monolingual guide
    • San Lorenzo Complex ticket (Basilica, Crypt)

    • Medici Chapels ticket (Chapel of the Princes, Michelangelo's New Sacristy)

    • Earsets with 6+ participants

What do I need to bring?

  • Your voucher on paper or on your smartphone
    • Comfortable shoes

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 25% if cancelled 3 days before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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