There are some great shops around this area, but the Basilica di San Lorenzo is a dominating feature.
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As somebody with a passion for history, this was a must for me and I was not disappointed. Simply to be in the burial place of those Medici Grand Dukes was awesome in itself, but also seeing the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent, with its...More
Great place, just to imagine it was build around the 3th century it is unbelievable, take a look inside and remember the library next door
Great place to visit. Unfortunately we couldn't visit Museo del Tesoro because was closed but we didn't get a price deduction for that. That's why the lower star rating.
Not much to look at one the outside , especially as the bell tower was covered in sheeting and scaffolding , much better inside
We went to the Basilica di San Lorenzo thinking it was synonymous with the Medici Chapel, which it is not. We were confused because there are Medicis buried under the Basilica, however their crypt is very minimalist and most is closed to the public. In...More
We’d just been to San Marco and the Mercato Centrale so went in here, too. It’s ok; not perhaps as stunning as other sites in Florence but nevertheless has some impressive art works and is a calm and peaceful respite from the crowds outside. If...More
Admission was included in our Firenze card. I was disappointed Michelangelo's Laurentian Library was not open. The guide said it should open in a month or so. A free guide is included in the price of admission. Inside the church are works by Brunelleschi and...More
My wife and I spent an hour around the Basilica while visiting Florence, it was quiet interesting with some lovely pieces of sculptures to admire. Worth the small entry cost to see sculptures you will not fine any where else.
The one thing over 200 visits to European churches has done is that it has made me appreciate the wealth and influence the Roman Catholic Church possessed from early Middle Ages to at least 1800's. This large church is no exception. Countless works of art...More