Grand Duke Ferdinando I tomb with Medici coat of arms above in the chapel of princes

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Grand Duke Ferdinando I tomb with Medici coat of arms above in the chapel of princes
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he second main part of the Medici Chapel is called the 'Chapel of the Princes' (cappella dei principi).This chapel is very large and high-domed the chapel was built for belonged to the secondary line of the family, starting with Cosimo I, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany (as of 1569).This 'offshoot' branch of the family were much less modest than the original Medici of the 1300 and 1400's. Starting with Cosimo I, the family broke away from the old Medici custom of not showing one's wealth and instead became ostentatious and eager to flaunt their power final resting place of the Medici's in power from the 1500's onwards: Cosimo I, Cosimo II, Cosimo III, Ferdinand I, Francis I and Ferdinand II.
Location: Piazza San Lorenzo50123 Florence Italy Europe