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  • Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, Florence, Tuscany 50123, Italy
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm, (Mar-Oct) Sun 1:30pm - 5pm
  • Admission: €3.50 for adults

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Basilica of San Lorenzo Tours

A visit to the enormous Basilica of San Lorenzo leads to things you may not expect from a church. What ties the church to its unexpected turns, however, is something very Florentine - Michelangelo.

In the 15th century Basilica of San Lorenzo are the tombs of the Medici, located in the New Sacristy (also designed by Michelangelo), which are adorned by Michelangelo sculptures. The two main tombs in the chapel are those of Lorenzo and Giuliano Medici. Lorenzo’s tomb has figures representing Dusk and Dawn, while Giuliano’s features figures representing Day and Night.

The unexpected sight is the Laurentian Library, designed by Michelangelo. The incredible curved stone staircase leads into a great reading room where even the desks were designed by Michelangelo. Other works of art inside the Basilica of San Lorenzo include some bronze works by Donatello and an altarpiece by Fra Filippo Lippi. You can get a combined ticket to visit both the church and the library.

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Florence Card: Official Museum Pass for 72 Museums delivered to your hotel, Florence, null
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Florence Card: Official Museum Pass for 72 Museums delivered to your hotel

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Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $131.19
Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit, Florence, Attraction Tickets
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Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit

Follow your private guide in the fascinating discovery of a unique museum and have a comprehensive visit of the wonderful San Lorenzo square, the lively heart ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.71
Florence Super Saver: Florence and Pisa Guided Walking Tours, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Super Saver: Florence and Pisa Guided Walking Tours

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This is a combo tour that combines, in one only day, a complete guided walking tour of the city of Florence in the morning with a beautiful excursion to the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private Driver, Genoa, Super ... 
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Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private Driver

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Location: Genoa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Florence Super Saver: Florence Walking Tour plus Tuscan Cooking Class with Dinner, Florence, Ports ... 
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Florence Super Saver: Florence Walking Tour plus Tuscan Cooking Class with Dinner

Do not miss this One Day Combo tour: in the morning you will discover the city of Florence with a complete guided walking tour and in the afternoon you will ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch, Florence, Super Savers
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Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch

Discover Florence at your own pace as you follow a preplanned route around the city, designed by a knowledgeable local guide. Using a handheld audiopen and an ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $17.89
Classic Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Classic Florence Walking Tour

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Private walking tour in Florence with a local guide, who will lead you for 2-hour between bridges, alleys, medieval markets and Renaissance palaces, to give ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters

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The invaluable artistic treasures and beautiful Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture of the spectacular churches of Santa Croce, San Lorenzo and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour: Florence and All Its Beauty, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Florence and All Its Beauty

Explore the history and beauty of Florence with your private guide on a 2-hour walking tour. See some of the city's main attractions and personalize the tour ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence Walking Tour

With a local guide, visit the city center of Florence, the heart of Tuscany and cradle of the Renaissance. Discover some of the most beautiful churches of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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