Skip-the-Line Medici Chapels Ticket
The Medici Chapels were built as the personal sepulcher of the Medici family in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, which was considered by the Medici as their private church.
In 1520, Cardinal Giulio de' Medici (who would become Pope Clemente VII) together with Pope Leo X commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti with the building of the Sagrestia Nuova as the mausoleum for the Medici family. The chapel was to form a pendant to Filippo Brunelleschi's Sagrestia Vecchia. Construction began in March 1520 and was finally completed by Giorgio Vasari in 1546, after Michelangelo had left Florence for Rome in 1534.
The chapel was to hold the tombs of the two 'Magnifici' and the two 'Capitani' of the Medici: Lorenzo il Magnifico, his brother Giuliano de' Medici, Lorenzo Duke of Urbino, and Giuliano Duke of Nemours (the third son of the Magnifico).
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Entry/Admission - Cappelle Medicee
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Important note: you will be assigned an exact entrance time which will be the one you have to respect in order to make the visit. The time can be any time during the opening time (8:15am - 4:45pm) and will be indicated on the voucher issued by the provider, within one business day from your booking request
- You must print and present your confirmation voucher in order to redeem your tickets at the time of your visit
- The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available
At this time of year, you really didn't need the skip the line tickets. Still an interesting stop.
No line so felt a bit cheated
For people interested in the Medici and in Renaissance art and history, this is a not-to-be-missed venue, containing Michelangelo's carvings for all Medici tombs. What we purchased was not a guided tour, but simply an admission ticket. Still, for those who have been steeped in the Renaissance or even just WANT to be, it was a spectacular experience. I can't say enough good things about it.
It wasn't any line, and we were in full season (August 12th, at 11 a.m.) and if you buy the ticket at the entrace is only 8 euro each. We payed 18 euro/person and we hadn't have anything special than other visitors
Worth a trip. Best to read up on the Medici family and Florence's history before visiting. Or, take the Academia and Uffizzi tour first, as guides will explain the history of the Medici family.