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Basilica di San Lorenzo

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Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 216634
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Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious...

Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.

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When walking from the station to the Duomo you come across this. It's very impressive and in any normal city would probably be a main focal point but is overshadowed the by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Breathtaking and beautiful. This was the first place I visited in Florence and couldn't have been more impressed. The energy is amazing. A must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When walking from the station to the Duomo you come across this. It's very impressive and in any normal city would probably be a main focal point but is overshadowed the by the one 5 minutes away. Stop and admire as the architecture is impressive.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as large or impressive as Il Duomo but a lovely square and the church has a lot of history. Get the walking tour from My Tours and the guide will take you here and explain it all, very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the problem is that I thought entry included entry to the Medici Chapel. It does not. It was 5 euro's and gets you into the basilica and the museum. The Donatello pulpit (I think it's called) is completely boarded up because of renovation. The other pulpit seems to be under restoration and was diffult to view, so we didn't... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you are visiting the place that the Medici family would visit as their place of worship. If you go to the trouble to visit, you will not be disappointed, it is packed with incredible art and artifacts and also some deeply powerful and surprising historic objects. It is a MUST see place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place very inspiring. The calmness, the beauty of the art and just knowing some of the history behind it. The wall painting (incl. ceiling) were very impressive, the canvas there were huge and you can see them up close. If the Galleria Uffizi wouldn't host the Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci's work, probably seeing the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church with court yard. The facade has never been finished. Many works of art inside. Small fee to visit. Worth the time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For your entrance fee which has difference prices depending who you want to see, just the Church, just Library or everything plus tombs. We paid the 7.50 Euros for the full ticket. Not that busy which is nice, beautiful wooden ceiling in the library designed by Michelangelo and original wooden reading benches but don't wander off the carpet walkways whilst... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Love this church and cloisters. Usually quite peaceful so opportunity to experience it as a church, not only a museum.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Do not miss the Basilica di San Lorenzo. The basilica of San Lorenzo is a primary place of worship for Catholics in Florence. Located in the square in the historic center of Florence. It is among the churches vieing for title of oldest in the city. It is a minor basilica. We almost missed visiting. Then we almost missed the... More 

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San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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