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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Online Tickets

You can buy your ticket online, you will be entitled to skip any queues at the ticket office.

Next evening openings for the contribution to the restoration of the bell tower of the Basilica (last work by Elettrice Palatina):
dates Wednesday 14/21/28 September

Select the date and choose the time, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30.
Admission: € 15 + € 1 presale

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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settembre 2016 - in progress

Visite serali guidate

SPECIAL  OPENINGS WITH PEXCEPTIONAL ACCESS TO THE COUNTER FACADE BY MICHELANGELO AND TO ADMIRE THE NEW LIGHTING OF OLD SACRISTY BY BRUNELLESCHI On September 14 – 21- 28 September  from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm...

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settembre 2016 - in progress

Dinner of solidarity for the areas affected by the earthquake August 23, 2016

Tuesday, September 13 at 8:00 pm Solidarity Dinner for amateur in Piazza San Lorenzo sponsored by District 1 and the San Lorenzo District...

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luglio 2016 - in progress

(Italiano) Concerti per Estate Fiorentina 2016

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agosto 2016 - completed

SOLEMNITY of SAN LORENZO – CO-PATRON of Florence August 10, 2016

ATTENTION CHANGE VISITING HOURS August 10 opening for religious services for the San Lorenzo Memory SOLEMNITY OF SAN LORENZO – co-patron of Florence SOLEMNITY OF S. LORENZO – CO-PATRON of Florence...

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luglio 2016 - completed

(Italiano) Nuova illuminazione Sagrestia Vecchia

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giugno 2016 - completed

(Italiano) Ripristino Coperture tetti Complesso Mediceo Laurenziano

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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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Now you can contribute
to the restoration.

We have planned new restoration works.
You can help us with a small donation. It will allow us to meet the costs.

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