One of the oldest church in Florence, place of rest for the Medici family, with fantastic marbles sculptures made by Michelangelo.
The Basilica of San Lorenzo is one of the main Catholic places of worship in Florence, located in the square of the same name in the historic center of the city. It is one of the churches that compete for the title of the oldest in the city and has the dignity of a minor basilica.
The Basilica di San Lorenzo is one of the largest churches of Florence,and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III.
“The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is an imposing gothic church built on the site where the ancient Cathedral of Florence stood, the Church of Santa Reparata, whose remains are visible in the crypt. Visiting the Cathedral is free! The entrance to the Cathedral is free and for this reason, there are long queues to enter. Don’t worry, usually, the line moves quite fast. The number of visitors inside the Cathedral is limited mainly because of the noise that comes to be created in this place of religious worship; recently (from July 16, 2012) to improve the situation, the directors of the Duomo decided to oblige groups of more than 4 people to rent radios or audio guides (cost from 2 up to 2.50 euros per person) in order to reduce the noise of visitors and increase the number of persons allowed in every single moment. ”
“Palazzo Vecchio was the headquarter of the Florentine government and it still seats the City Council. Centrepiece is the Salone dei Cinquecento, one of the most prestigious rooms in the whole of Italy.”
“Walking distance from home 15 min. Many copies of this statue exist and 2 of these are in Florence, but the original is absolutely worth to be seen”
“This place feels very peaceful. Especially, night is a more beautiful place. If you visit Florence, make sure to stop by this place. And this is also the historic site of the first orphanage in Europe.”
“The ‘Cenacolo' was the refectory of the Franciscan tertiaries of Blessed Angelina of Foligno. Whereas the rest of the convent is now used for social purposes, the refectory has remained State property”