San Lorenzo, Florence

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    Old Roman Churches of Florence

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    Florence is famous for its history and Roman Art. Churches are most famous for their Roman style and art. If you have more time then you should visit as many Churches as you can and i am pretty sure that you will not feel bored or monotonous.

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  • Church of San Lorenzo

    by kedi+ Written Apr 14, 2003

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    Interior of San Lorenzo Church..

    In the square on a beautiful base, is the monument to Giovanni father of Cosimo I, by Bandinelli (1540), with the unusual figure of a seated general..
    It's the first general church, begun by Brunelleschi in 1419 and finished by his pupil Manetti.
    Interior is in the form of a Latin cross with a nave and two aisles and a wide transept with chapels along the walls..

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    San Lorenzo

    by AgentJX Written Dec 23, 2002

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    Built above the Cappelle die Medici the Basilica di San Lorenzo acts as a grand tomb for the Medici family. However, the chruch itself is well worth visiting. The outside appears to be simple; however, an elaborate façade designed by Michelangelo was planned but never finished. Inside the church is much more elabrate. Designed in a range of grays and whites with gold accents the church interior is really quite striking. (I do not have a picture of the interior because I follow and believe that everyone should follow the rules about photography in places where it is prohibited, flashes do more damage than people may realize) At various intervals the ceiling is adorned with the family crest of the Medici. The family funded the construction of the church both to be in good favor with God and as a personal family tomb.

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    Piazza San Lorenzo

    by GeoDenia Written Feb 25, 2003

    This lovely area is redolent of Florence in its prime. San Lorenzo Basilica was begun by Brunelleschi in 1425 and is regarded as one of the city's purest Renaissance churches. Donatello designed the bronze pulpits and he is buried in one of the chapels. The New Sacristy was designed by Michelangelo and contains his Night & Day, Dawn & Dusk sculptures.

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    San Lorenzo market, (every day...

    by sargentjeff Written Aug 26, 2002

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    San Lorenzo market, (every day from 9.00 to 19.30)
    Leather everything. Bargain with the vendors. We bought two coats and got an even better deal. Italian leather is the best. for shoes it's Italian, Spanish, or Brazilian for good quality.

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    Borgo San Lorenzo market, we...

    by funnyl Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Borgo San Lorenzo market, we were looking for San Lorenzo town and therefore landed at this streetside market, thanks to some very sure and intelligent guide people. Its full of lovely things to take back at cheap prices, 3 italian silk ties for 14 Euros, scarves for 6 Euros etc Some people at the shops are more interested in asking you questions than selling their things.
    In the middle of the market there was a food trailer where we bought what we thought was large paninis with chicken, but turned out to be some intestines/innards - but the lady next to us said it was a speciality and very tasty...Yuck. The pigeons at the church had a good feed.

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    San Lorenzo

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 6, 2013
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    Built by Brunelleschi in 1419, the facade of this large church was never completed giving it a rough exterior appearance. Inside are works by Michangelo and Donatello.

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    Library of the San Lorenzo

    by egonwegh Updated Nov 21, 2007

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    Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana (int.)

    The library next to the church of S. Lorenzo, the Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana. This is the reading room.

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    Church of San Lorenzo

    by Grazina Written Nov 23, 2004

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    2nd most important church in Florence.

    The exterior of San Lorenzo. Although various plans were drawn up (including one by Michelangelo), the facade was never decorated.

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    San Lorenzo

    by morganna Updated Jul 29, 2004

    This one of the Brunelleschi masterpieces, for me.
    You can see here the harmony in his composition, the classical items, etc. A nice sample of renaissance art.

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    San Lorenzo Basilica

    by rp6686 Written Aug 22, 2003
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    It is worth to enter... it is free.

    Just don't waste your time inside as there are so many cool things you can do outside.

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    SAN LORENZO. Ah... this is a...

    by miaou Written Aug 24, 2002

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    SAN LORENZO. Ah... this is a great place to shop. Great leather products among other offers and best part you can haggle. I only wish I had bought more!

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