San Lorenzo the parish beloved by Medici
San Lorenzo and the Medici: we will first visit the San Lorenzo minor basilica,with the old sacresty by Brunelleschi one of the most beautiful funeral chapel I have ever seen , followed by the Medici Chapels and Palazzo Medici Riccardi
This parish marks both the dawn of power and the twilight of this great dynasty : Palazzo Medici is the prototype for the florentine renaissance palace committed by Cosimo the Elder both as a family house and an office for the Medici Bank. The church of San Loenzo is the favourite religious building beloved and embellished meant to be the family burial place since the forefather Giovanni di Bicci .The Medici or Princes chapels will end our full immersion : be prepared to enter a lavish private incomplete cemetery reminding us how sadly the dynasty ended with no male heirs.
Estimated time : 3 hours.