OPERA MEDICEA LAURENZIANA

The Opera Medicea Laurenziana was established by Royal Decree on the 2nd September 1907, in order to give back the ancient honor to the Medici Laurentian Complex, which is composed by the basilica of San Lorenzo, with the Old Sacristy, the cloisters and the monumental annexes, the Medicea Laurenziana Library and the Museum of the Medici Chapels.

The Complex

The Basilica

Giovanni di Bicci, forefather of the Medici family, entrusted Filippo Brunelleschi with the reconstruction of the San Lorenzo basilica. He managed the huge construction site until his death in 1446. In 1461 the project was completed by Brunelleschi’s biographer and heir, Antonio Manetti. Despite some interventions in the 18th...

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The Medici Chapels

The Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) complex, which may be reached through the apse area of the San Lorenzo Basilica, includes the lavish Mausoleum of the Princes (Mausoleo dei Principi) and Michelangelo’s New Sacristy (Sagrestia Nuova), designed as the Medici family funeral chapel.   The New Sacristy Conceived by Pope...

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The Medicea Laurenziana Library

Commissioned by Pope Clement VII, a Medici, to house the family’s precious collection of manuscripts, the Medicea Laurenziana Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana) was designed by Michelangelo, who personally directed the works from 1523 to 1534, the year in which he moved to Rome. The library was completed in 1571...

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Aperture straordinarie per il contributo al restauro del Campanile della Basilica
16/23/30 Giugno e 7 Luglio orario 19:30-21:30

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restoration works

Preserve, not restore.

[:English:]Grazie alle risorse provenienti da una percentuale sui biglietti d'ingresso alla Basilica e al museo delle Cappelle Medicee e a sponsorizzazioni eccezionali, l'Opera Medicea Laurenziana è riuscita a finanziare importanti interventi di conservazione e restauro dei monumenti del Complesso e delle opere d'arte in esso contenute
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luglio 2016 - in progress

(Italiano) Concerti per Estate Fiorentina 2016

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luglio 2016 - in progress

(Italiano) Mostra fotografica “Visioni Zenitali”

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giugno 2016 - in progress

(Italiano) APERTURE STRAORDINARIE BASILICA di SAN LORENZO

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giugno 2016 - completed

(Italiano) Annunciazione di Filippo Lippi

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marzo 2016 - completed

(Italiano) Restauro affresco del XVIII secolo copia dell’affresco della Santissima Annunziata

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marzo 2015 - completed

Construction of a ramp to make it possible for the disabled to access the San Lorenzo Basilica

Sunday, March 1, 2015, the ramp that now makes it possible for the disabled to access the San Lorenzo Basilica was inaugurated, on Health Workers and Patients Day. A...

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novembre 2014 - completed

(Italiano) Restauro vasi azalee e sostituzione piante azalee

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febbraio 2012 - completed

Restoration of the Old Sacristy’s Lantern

After the precautionary phases of pre-cleaning and pre-consolidation of the stone layer which was in the process of detaching, the surface was cleaned by applying a specific reagent. A...

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febbraio 2012 - completed

Restoration of the Tympanum of the Old Sacristy

Conservation work was carried out on the pietraforte stone wall surface, the pietra serena stone cornices of the tympanum and the windows, the rose window, and the Medici insignia....

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agosto 2011 - completed

Restoration of the Parvis

After removing all the mortar reconstructions, each block of stone was cleaned by applying compresses with a specific timing keyed to the superficial deposit that needed to be removed....

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febbraio 2011 - completed

Restoration of the Cloister Benches

After the removal of the deteriorated parts and of the cement-based daubing, the stone surface was cleaned and then consolidated with ethyl silicate and pins set into the portions...

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gennaio 2009 - completed

Renovation of the Canons’ Cloister’s Garden

The Azaleas of the Canons’ Cloister The azaleas of San Lorenzo’s Cloister are over sixty years old – they are surely specimens of a very antique variety. The plants...

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completed

(Italiano) Restauro Sagrestia dei Canonici

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