Why visit Cappelle Medicee of Florence?
Cappelle Medicee is a glorious monumental dynasty. It has architecturally designed museum, church, duke’s statutes, The chapel of the Princes and an Academic library of the Medici family.
Ever thought of visiting an ancient monumental dynasty? Then Cappelle Medicee of Florence in Italy is the place to visit. The magnificently built chapels decorated in gold and jewels redefines affluence and beauty of the then most powerful families of the Medici lineage.
Here are the monumental structures for you to see at Cappelle Medicee of Florence:
The private Chapel of the Princes
This grand mausoleum built between 1604-1640, has a very lavish interior design of hard stones, marble and bronze statues. With the walls erected several feet high and the tombs aligned on the walls, the visitors tend to be dwarfed inside. This octagonal dome-shaped heavily ornamented solemn place meant to celebrate the might of the Medicis has continued to flourish in fame several centuries later.
The New Sacristy
This heart of beautifully crafted designs hosts the statues of the two Dukes; Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino and Giuliano, the Duke of Nemours and that of Medici Madonna; mother and child. The architect; Michelangelo also brought out an aspect of life and death in the statues of ‘Day and Night’ and ‘Dawn and Dusk.’ These works done in nudity of the Dukes on their tombs, at the entrance wall of the chapel, heightened the actions of the architect and his students.
The two statues both show the Dukes seated in position at the top. Beneath, there two reclining figures on the sarcophagus with bright and dull shadings to portray the different times and life changes. Other minor members of the Medici family were also unceremoniously buried here with visible tombs though erection of their statues misses.
The church of San Lorenzo
It is so far the oldest church in Florence and was also the place of worship for the Medici family. It is also ornamented in semi-precious stones since most of the interior designs were catered for by the ancient rulers. The vast church has an underground chamber which connects it to the church’s museum and hosts the tomb of the head of the Medici family head that corresponds to the altar in the church directly above it.
The Medici Library
Though not open to the general public unless there is an exhibition, the family library is an artistic work of Michelangelo. As an architect good at his job, he designed a curvaceous staircase that links the luminous library to the ground. With aisles and desks, the library constitutes the works of the elite members of the family majorly.
Though long gone, the Medici Chapels have remained a tourist attraction, and visitors get the privilege of a private tour through the property. As much as mystery engulfs the scenery, the beauty plastered all over the chapels shadows the intense feeling. If you are the type of person that loves the more exceptional things in life and history compacted, then this is the ultimate destination. For visitors intending to spend a night in Florence, FIBNB Apartments offer a variety of luxurious rentals for the short or long stay.
So visit Cappelle Medicee of Florence today and enjoy the sight of this monumental dynasty!