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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

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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Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit, Florence, null
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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 $43.66
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

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.)

From USD $229.19
Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 $19.65
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.)

From USD $174.62
Private Walking Tour: Florence and All Its Beauty, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Florence and All Its Beauty

Let your professional tour guide, walk you through the beauty, history and passion of Florence and its beautiful surroundings on this private walking tour. ...  Read more

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

From USD $160.08
Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private Driver, Genoa, Walking ... 
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Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private Driver

While in port in Genoa, take a private sightseeing shore excursion to explore this beautiful Italian city. Known as ‘La Superba,’ Genoa is the birthplace of ...  Read more

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

From USD $109.14
2-Hour Cycling Tour in Florence, Florence, Ports of Call Tours
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2-Hour Cycling Tour in Florence

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Explore the beautiful center city of Florence on this guided bike tour. In two hours you will discover Oltrarno, Piazza Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.29
Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Tour: 3-Hours Churches of Florence Walking Tour

3-h private walking tour visiting the city centre of Florence. With a local guide, discover some of the most beautiful churches of this city, heart of Tuscan ...  Read more

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

From USD $272.85
Florence Segway Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Segway Tour

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Glide through the streets of Florence on the coolest ride of the 21st century - a Segway! You'll have the time of your life while discovering the many wonders ...  Read more

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

From USD $73.67
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Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Segway Tours
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Florence Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

Get to know Florence’s history and sights on a 2.5-hour morning walking tour of the city! With an expert local guide, discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.56

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