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Exterior view of San Lorenzo, Florence

San Lorenzo is probably Florence's oldest church, it is a restrained Renaissance masterpiece designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and scattered with works of art by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Filipino Lippi.

In the above photo we see an architectural masterpiece, the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana - the Medici Library. It was wholly or partly built by Michelangelo.

The church was dedicated to the martyred St. Lawrence (Lorenzo) and St. Zenobius, Florence's first bishop.


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