According to the tradition, the early Basilica, which was the oldest Florentine Cathedral, was consecrated by St. Ambrogio in 393 and was dedicated to the martyr Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence). The imposing Basilica we see today is the result of the radical renovation started in 1418 by Giovanni di Bicci, founder of the Medici's family.
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Opera Medicea Laurenziana - Piazza San Lorenzo 9, Firenze (FI) 50123 Admission ticket to the Basilica of Saint Lawrence with audio/video guide tablet. Visit hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5:30pm Sundays (from March to October): 1:30pm to 5:30pm Last admission at 5pm. Closure days: January 1 January 6 August 10 August 15 November 1 December 8 December 25 Sundays from November to February Good Friday Easter Sunday Entrance for visitors from the facade - left side door. Rules for the visit: Tickets are valid for 24 hours from the first use Tickets are not transferable, not refundable and may only be used by the named holder Opening hours may vary while religious services are being held IMPORTANT – Code of Conduct The Basilica of San Lorenzo is above all a place of worship. Visitors are asked to respect some simple rules. Your pre-purchased ticket DOES NOT guarantee access or stay inside the monument. Prepurchased ticket DOES NOT guarantee access or stay if you choose not to respect the following: Appropriate clothing is required, no bare arms/shoulders or bare legs – Special attention to this point; access will be denied without an appropriate attire Please be quiet Please turn your mobile phones off Do not eat nor drink Pets are not allowed Works of art must not be touched No smoking Please don't use flash or tripod Multimedia Guide: Your visit is accompanied by a multimedia video guide, to be picked up and returned at the entrance of the church. and is available in four languages (German, English, French, and Spanish). Length: 40 minutes. Main contents: architecture and Old Sacristy (Brunelleschi's); works by Donatello (the pulpits), Rosso Fiorentino (the Marriage of the Virgin), Bronzino (the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence), Filippo Lippi (the Annunciation) and Desiderio da Settignano (the tabernacle). IMPORTANT: Multimedia Guide is NOT included for free tickets. It can be rented clicking here. It is not allowed to take photographs or video inside the monumental parts without prior authorization, upon written request and payment of the rights, to be forwarded to the OML office. The request must indicate the reason (study or commercial) and a copy of any photo, film or publication they are used for must be send to OML. Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice. Save time in ordering! Add into your basket all the museum tickets you want, then fill the form and send the request. Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address email@example.com. Special attention for AOL mailbox users. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).