The Medici Chapels are historical labors that are as grand in their own way as are the pyramids of Egypt. Started in 1605, ... More
Museo delle Cappelle Medicee
The Medici Chapels are historical labors that are as grand in their own way as are the pyramids of Egypt. Started in 1605, these shrines were under construction for centuries. 85 years earlier, Michelangelo was tasked to design and build the New Sacristy from one of the Medici cardinals, Giulio de' Medici, dedicated to the memory of Giuliano (Duke of Nemours) and Lorenzo (Duke of Urbino). The bodies of several other Medici family members are interred in the Cappelle Medicee, most notably Lorenzo the Magnificent, Giuliano de' Medici and all of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Typical of a spiritual leader, he was obsessed with the here-after and the creation of these intricate chapels testifies to that. Of artistic note, are the actual charcoal sketches by Michelangelo's own hand.
Picture yourself in the beautiful city of Florence and you exploring it on foot, It is humid and hot, but
you trudge on. Now wouldn't it have been convenient to be on wheels rather than on jaded soles? With ...
Forming part of Florence's old 14th century fortifications, of which there are still solid traces, the two walls spread out
from the gate towards Piazza Tasso to the east and to the north west along the Viali dei Colli. ...
Dating back to the 13th century, Hotel Atlantic Palace is located within walking distance of the cathedral and approximately three
miles from Florence Airport. This location is also within walking distance of Cappelle Medicee and the San Lorenzo Market. ...
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