Medici Chapels

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Equestrian statue of Ferdinando I de’ Medici on the
piazza Santissima Annunziata in Florence, Italy.
Photo by: Simone Ramella, Creative Commons

Be sure that your next stop in your Italian adventure is the Medici Chapel. This is indeed one of the favorite destinations of visitors like you so better take out your travel guide. The Medici Chapel is a well known mausoleum built in the 14th century. It is the final resting place of Giovanni di Bicci and his wife Piccarda.

There is one name that would surely make the hairs at the back of your nape stand up when you hear it – Michelangelo. Indeed, the moment you step inside the Medici Chapel the first sight that you see will make your heart leap, the intricate designs on the plastered all over the place. Dating back surely beyond your time, awe and mystery engulfs the place as you walk through it.

Looking at your travel guide you would come to see an Italian name such as the Cappelle Medici. Look for that and you will be directed to this solemn place. It is indeed a visitor’s haven since the moment you see the works of this revered sculptor, you wouldn’t be lost in translation since it speaks of the level of spirituality as perceived and believed by Michelangelo.

Did you know that the real Madonna and Child rendition was done at the Medici Chapel? Do snap away to your hearts content since the only place that prohibits the use of any form of photography either it be in stills or through film is the art gallery. If you are gifted with the talent of drawing or sketching, this is the best place to be, as you immerse yourself with all the art designs that have so placed Italy in the heart of art.

When in Italy, this is one place a visitor must see.

One response to “Medici Chapels”

  1. Katy Perry says:

    Um… What was it built for??

    -Katy (not my real name)

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