This reservation allows you to skip the line to visit the Medici Chapels in Florence. The ticket gives access to all the open sections of the museum, the new Sacristy, the Old Sacristy, the Medici tombs and the Chapel of the Princes.
With this ticket it will therefore be possible to visit the entire exhibition itinerary of the museum, including any temporary exhibitions if scheduled.
This reservation includes the entrance ticket to the Medici Chapels with skip-the-line priority entrance, hourly booking, online booking rights.
Full ticket (adult): € 12.00 + € 4.00 booking fee
The price does not include: guide service, audio guide (available with supplement).
ACCESSIBILITY - The museum is equipped with devices for access to disabled people.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR RESERVATION
Once you have filled out the booking form and completed your order with payment, you will immediately receive a copy of your order by email. Check immediately the date, time and type of ticket chosen. If the details are correct, you will always receive the tickets by email as soon as the order is processed. This procedure may take at least 15 minutes. If your booking is for the same day, your ticket will be sent within minutes of placing your order. If you submit your order after 5pm, you will receive your ticket the next morning. If you reverse your order after 12 noon on Saturday, you will receive your ticket the following Monday.
The ticket must be pre-paid. It is necessary to show up 15 minutes before the booked time at the door of the museum reserved for reservation holders for check-in procedures. Metal detector checks are always mandatory.
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THE MUSEUM OF THE MEDICI CHAPELS - WHAT TO SEE AND THE WORKS ON SHOW
The Medici Chapels, built as the burial place of the Medici family, have been a state museum in Florence since 1869 and have been obtained from some areas of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The Museum consists of the New Sacristy, the Chapel of the Princes and the Crypt.
The Crypt is the first room accessed from the museum entrance. In this room there are the tombstones of many members of the Medici family such as Cosimo I and the Grand Duke Cosimo II, the Grand Duke Ferdinando I and his wife Christina of Lorraine, Giovanni delle Bande Nere and Caterina, Prince Lorenzo and Cardinal Leopoldo. The crypt has the shape of an octagon covered with sturdy cross vaults. From this crypt it is possible to access, through two staircases, the above Cappella dei Principi.
The Chapel of the Princes is a large richly decorated room, a real treasure chest, the walls and the floor are covered with polychrome marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. Its splendor is in fact given by the very rich inlays created by the Opificio delle Pietre dura. This art found its apex right here, even if the funeral tone of the work made people choose more sober colors. For this reason, porphyry and granite were mostly used. More colored semi-precious stones were used in the plinth, such as mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli and coral to reproduce the coats of arms of the sixteen Tuscan cities loyal to the Medici family. The grandeur and splendor of this work is the tangible testimony of the message that the Medici family wanted to express: a place of memory, intended to house the mortal remains of the members of the Grand Ducal branch; a magnificent monument whose shape and characteristics would forever demonstrate their political and cultural role, making their fame unlimited.
The statues of the Grand Dukes should have entered the niches but the sarcophagi are actually empty and the real remains of the Grand Dukes and their families are kept in simple rooms hidden behind the walls, in the Buontalenti Crypt.
The New Sacristy (so called to distinguish it from the Old one located inside the church) was designed and built by Michelangelo starting in 1521 to house the tombs of Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici. For the two monumental tombs Michelangelo created three sculptures each. For Giuliano's sepulcher he sculpted two figures symbolizing Day and Night and placed them on either side of his portrait. On the sides of the portrait of Lorenzo instead he placed the allegories of Dawn and Twilight. Both sculptures look towards the center of the Chapel where Michelangelo created and placed a Madonna with Jesus on her lap.
The Museum also houses a part of the Treasury of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, consisting of sacred reliquaries and hangings.
From booking to 72 hours before the day of the visit, the cancellation penalty is equal to 8.00 euros per ticket.
Starting from 72 hours prior to the day of the visit and in case of no-show (no show) the cancellation penalty is equal to 100% of the amount paid, therefore you will not be entitled to any refund.
Reduced and Free Tickets to the Uffizi
Reduced ticket to the Uffizi Gallery: citizens of the European Union 18-25 years old.
Free ticket to the Uffizi Gallery: visitors 6-17 years.
In this case there are only booking fees for those who wish to skip the line.
An identity document will be required. If not provided, the visitor will be required to pay a full ticket.
All the handicapped and their companion enter for free, if in possession of a certificate of disability. No reservations will be required.
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