Cheap hotels near Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy
Ever wonder where most of the Florence-based Medici family was buried? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In the Basilica di San Lorenzo complex of religious buildings, you can visit, among other memorable sights, the underground crypt where many prominent Medici family members are laid to rest.
Famous citizen-rulers aside, the Basilica of San Lorenzo offers visitors some impressive Renaissance architecture. The basilica, which stakes its beginnings to 393 A.D, showcases works by Donatello and Bronzino.
When visiting, be sure to take in the sacristy designed by Brunelleschi (he designed the dome atop the nearby Duomo, too) and see the library that Michelangelo conceived.
For information on visiting the basilica and the Medici Chapels, visit this site on San Lorenzo. Tourists will have to buy a ticket to visit the basilica and Medici Chapels, although visitors can attend Mass and daily prayer services for free in the basilica.
Hotels near San Lorenzo: The hotels we list here are located near the basilica in the central neighborhood of San Lorenzo, located just a short walk north from the Duomo. Next door in Santa Maria Novella, more cheap sleeps abound, especially in the streets heading toward the train station.