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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  • Bricks... If bricks are its facade, a very curious construction but giving way to a spectacular Basilica. Where impressive columns that precede the altar of the Basilica stands out in its central part. An impressive ceiling paintings gold with flowers in its vast majority, that surround the apse. Indicate that it is free for the disabled person and his companion.
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  • there are so many to tell about that church consecrated in 393 (!), parish Church for De Medici family, a place where Renaissance architecture has been birth, a place where Michelangelo and Brunellesc...  more »
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  • Just gorgeous! After the dark middle age, it's great to see how Renaissance thrills even in the churches and Basilicas. From Medici to Donatello, you must definitely visit it before you leave Florence.
  • What can I say? It’s beautiful. If you love history go here. Difficult to explain but it really stirs the soul and centres you. Simply wonderful.
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