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.
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
Originally arranged by Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, the Museo dell'automobile was moved to its current modern building in 1960. The
collection is unique in Europe, and deals with the evolution of the car, starting with the first Italian carriages, ...
The entrance to this museum can be reached by walking through the Santuario. The Museum exhibits tell the story of
the Confraternita dei Battuti a Bologna, the founders of the Santa Maria della Vita Hospital. The exhibition includes medical ...