Of the many¬†beautiful churches¬†in Florence, the¬†Basilica¬†of San Lorenzo is¬†one that more¬†exciting.¬†In fact, its origins¬†date back to¬†late antiquity,¬†and¬†more precisely¬†in 393,¬†when it was consecrated¬†by St. Ambrose¬†himself¬†and dedicated¬†to the martyr¬†Lorenzo. Though little of the original structure is¬†left,¬†the church¬†retains¬†a¬†charm that¬†makes it unique.¬†A first reconstruction¬†of the church¬†dates back¬†to 1059, in pure and simple Romanesque style.¬†The second time, the¬†church underwent¬†a¬†renovation¬†in 1461,¬†and this is considered one¬†of the architectural masterpieces¬†of the¬†Renaissance.¬†Unfortunately, the facade remains¬†unfinished:¬†there was¬†in this regard¬†a project¬†of Michelangelo¬†but it was never¬†started.¬†One of the¬†most striking¬†aspects of this¬†church¬†are the three¬†aisles,¬†each of which is supported by arches¬†that create, also thanks¬†to the¬†very light¬†colors,¬†a unique,¬†bright light¬†but¬†soft¬†at the same time. In the chapel¬†is painted¬†a sort¬†of planetarium¬†depicting¬†the heavenly bodies¬†as they appeared Florence¬†in the summer of¬†1442. San¬†Lorenzo,¬†a milestone¬†in yourvisit to the¬†Tuscan capital.
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