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Basilica di San Lorenzo

Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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About Basilica di San Lorenzo

The basilica of San Lorenzo is one of the main Catholic places of worship in Florence, located in the homonymous square in the historic center of the city. It is one of the churches that compete for the title of oldest in the city and has the dignity of minor basilica. The tourist market of San Lorenzo is held near the church. For three hundred years it was the city's cathedral before the official seat of the bishop was transferred to Santa Reparata.



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Cappelle Medicee0.04km from Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Medici chapels, built as the burial place of the Medici family, are now a state museum in Florence, obtained from some areas of the basilica of San Lorenzo.  The rooms are now known collectively as "Medici chapels" were built between the 16th and 17th centuries as an extension of the Brunelleschi basilica in order to celebrate the Medici family. The Medici chapels are now a museum, which can be accessed from the back of the basilica, in Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini.

Laurentian Medici Library0.07km from Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana is the Medici’s library designed by Michelangelo in the San Lorenzo complex in Florence. It is also a major working library.  Laurentian Medici Library. The Laurentian Medici Library is a major library in Florence. For tourists, the main sight is the magnificent Renaissance reading room designed by Michelangelo. the library was built to emphasize that the Medici were no longer merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. It contains manuscri

Riccardi Medici Palace0.15km from Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Palazzo Medici is a Renaissance palace located in Florence, Italy. It is the seat of the Metropolitan City of Florence and a museum. It was well known for its stone masonry, which includes architectural elements of rustication and ashlar. The palazzo is divided into different floors. The ground floor contains two courtyards, chambers, anti-chambers, studies, lavatories, kitchens, wells, secret and public staircases and on each floor there are other rooms meant for family.

Mercato Centrale0.19km from Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Central Market of Florence is located between via dell'Ariento , via Sant'Antonino, via Panicale and piazza del Mercato Centrale . It was one of the results of the rehabilitation period, from the period of Florence as the capital of Italy at the end of the 19th century. Inside the market, vendors sell various primary ingredients of Tuscan cuisine. In the northern corner of the market, there is a seafood area in which vendors sell fish and shell fish that have been wild-caught in Italy or imp

The Baptistery of St. John0.23km from Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Baptistery of St. John is located  in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Duomo, it is adjacent to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence's most famous landmark with its distinctive pastel-hued marble, tall bell tower and enormous dome designed by Brunelleschi. The baptistery sits in front like a welcoming beacon to the monumental piazza and church.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore0.26km from Basilica di San Lorenzo

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is situated in Florence in Italy is an architectural masterpiece and the pride of the Florentine skyline. The Cathedral is known for its rich history and architectural marvels. Built-in over 150 years, between 1296 and 1436, the building is a blend of different architectural styles that were prevalent in the different eras making it more intriguing than ever.

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.