Michelangelo and the Medici private tour
Museums

Michelangelo and the Medici private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Availability: Friday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Find out more about Michelangelo's relationship with the Medici
  • Visit the Medici Chapels where the artist hid to save his own life
  • Discover the Bargello Museum's extraordinary art collection
What to expect

Find out more about the love-hate relationship between Michelangelo and the Medici. Enjoy a private tour of two museums containing works by the great sculptor, and discover the secrets, anecdotes, quarrels between the genius and the Medici family.

Did you know that Michelangelo, still an adolescent, was noticed by the great Lorenzo the Magnificent and that for some time he lived in Palazzo Medici as he was considered almost a family member? The relationship was not always idyllic - a few decades later another member of the same family tried to kill him!

Where did the artist hide in fear? Right under the New Sacristy of San Lorenzo, which he was building. The Medici Chapels, which include the New Sacristy and the Princes' Chapels, are the glorious mausoleum of the Medici family and contain one of Michelangelo's most famous sculptural cycles: Dusk, Dawn, Day and Night.

You will also visit the Chapel of the Princes, a sumptuous octagonal room designed to house the tombs of the Grand Dukes. You will be amazed by so much luxury since most of it is covered with precious stones and marbles.

After the Medici Chapels, crossing Piazza del Duomo you'll reach the second museum, the Bargello, and discover other works by Michelangelo. The building was built in 1255 and houses masterpieces by renowned artists such as Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Cellini, Brunelleschi and Verrocchio.

Admire the Bacchus and Tondo Pitti by Michelangelo in this incredible place that holds an important record: here, on November 30, 1786, for the first time a state, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, abolished the death penalty.

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What's included
  • Private tour of 2 museums
  • Entrance tickets to Medici Chapels
  • Entrance tickets to Bargello Museum
  • Coffee or aperitif with the guide
Reduced price
  • Child (4-12): reduced
  • Infant (0-3): free
Where

Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the Medici Chapels. You will recognize the guide by the sign "Slow Visit Florence".

What to remember
  • The tour is preceded or followed by a coffee or an aperitif with the guide
  • This activity is for private groups of max 6 people
  • The tour can be customized on request
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When
  • Every Friday at 9.30am
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Provider
CHIANTI BY MTB & CO
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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