San Lorenzo Basilica and Palazzo Medici Riccardi: charming walk in Medici’s District – Private Tour

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  • Until the 15 Participants

What you will find

In the heart of the lively Medici Quarter, bordering the Piazza del Duomo, you can admire the San Lorenzo Basilica, Florence's the oldest church, enlarged in 1400 by Brunelleschi at the behest of the Medici family who chose it as their parish church. Inside the Basilica is the “Old Sacristy”by Brunelleschi with the tombs of the founders of the Medici family and works by Donatello, Bronzino, Filippo Lippi, Rosso Fiorentino and Pontormo. Leaving the church, you will enter in the impressive “Cloister of the Canons” at the centre of which stands an imposing 16th-century orange tree, a kind of symbol of Medici dynasty. A few steps you will reach Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first residence of Medici Family. Made by Michelozzo and commissioned by Cosimo Il Vecchio, it is one of the models of the Renaissance civil architecture in Florence. Inside the palace you can admire the elegant Renaissance-style courtyard with classical elements created by Michielozzo, the Medici Garden, the Chapel of the Magi, a fresco masterpiece by the Florentine Benozzo Gozzoli, a pupil of Beato Angelico and the Luca Giordano Gallery with mirrors and frescoes by Luca Giordano depicting the Apotheosis of the Medici.

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Where / Meeting point

Firenze centro - 50100 Firenze

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