History and Mission

The Opera Medicea Laurenziana was established by Royal Decree on September 2nd 1907 with the aim to restore the unity and decorum of the antique Complesso Mediceo Laurenziano, which includes the San Lorenzo Basilica and the Old Sacristy (Sacrestia Vecchia), the cloisters and annexed monuments, the Medicea Laurenziana Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana), and the museum of the Medici Chapels (Museo delle Cappelle Medicee).

According to the second clause of its statute:
THE OPERA MEDICEA LAURENZIANA’S AIM IS THE ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY MAINTENANCE OF THE MEDICEO LAURENZIANO MONUMENT, THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SERVICES CONNECTED TO THE SAME, THE ORGANIZATION OF CULTURAL EVENTS TO ENHANCE THE COMPLEX PROMOTING AWARENESS AND TUTELAGE OF THE SAME.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

PRESIDENT
Mr. Enrico Bocci

COUNCILORS:
Mrs. Cristina Acidini
Mr. Iacopo Rosati
Mr. Jacopo Speranza
Prof. Piero Tani
Mrs. Vera Valitutto
Monsignor Marco Domenico Viola

INTERNAL AUDITOR:
Prof. Aldo Bompani

Download the Opera Medicea Laurenziana app

Fifteen video clips, more than 50 high-resolution photographs, three-dimensional reconstructions of the basilica, the monumental outbuildings and 3 projects of the facade of Giuliano da Sangallo, Raphael and Michelangelo. You can have it for free by asking our staff inside the Basilica or or by downloading it from the store.

Available for smartphones and tablets

Online Tickets

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

Closed on:

Friday 12th May all day
Thursday 25th May mornign
Monday 29th May all day