Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence

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Consecrated in 393 CE, Basilica di San Lorenzo is among a handful of churches that claim to be the oldest in Florence. The church in its current form, however, was not begun until the 1400s. Despite being built over many years, and diverging from the original plan in certain areas, it remains a great example of the early Renaissance style. The pulpits are late works of Donatello, and the church houses several Renaissance paintings, including Brunelleschi's Old Sacristy. If you want to tour the attached tombs of the Medici family, designed by Michelangelo, check the schedule for opening times. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Florence holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Basilica di San Lorenzo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Returning to this absolute wonder is always a great pleasure. It's good for the soul. The feeling is to walk in history, in art, in beauty.
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  • Four years ago, it was a Sunday, so I finally went to the Basilica of San Lorenzo, where I gave up just because of the exterior, and this time I finally went to visit the hall. After visiting the Lorenzo Medici Library, we visited the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Unlike the old facade image, it was impressive that natural light was inserted through the high windows in the hall and was very bright. Looking at the top of the nave at the entrance, it seems to strengthen the impression because of the pattern with the pattern of gold with a white ceiling, which leads to the inner circle in the back, and the arcade between beams also repeats in response to the back. It makes you feel a fresh air feeling. I wanted to see it here, the tomb of Kosimo de Medici on the floor in front of the main altar, the pulpit of Donatello and the "the annunciation" of Filippo Lippi, etc. to the courtyard and the corridor, Then, i went to the former seigu room in Brunnelski, and after I also saw the star score on the back ceiling, I finished the entire tour and finished my homework for four years.
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  • It has been eight years since I've visited Michelangelo"s stunning Laurentian library in Florence, built for the Medici family. I will never forget that feeling of first walking into the library, walking up the spectacular marble steps designed and cut by my favorite artist 500 years ago, not many people know that Michelangelo was an architect as well as a painter and sculptor.
  • Interesting because of the history but it's really not worth going inside. There is better art in the museums around here. The courtyard behind it with the old orange tree in the center is a nice place to get out of the sun and sit down for a moment
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