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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  • Like most of the Basilica's in Italy, this was another beautiful example of ancient architecture and art. So many beautiful paintings and statues. Visiting Basilica's was probably our favorite adventu...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our visit of the Basilica and the museum. Beautiful inside with artwork and statues. Felt very spiritual as the sunlight was coming through the upper windows. Beautiful dome paintings o...  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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