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Basilica San Lorenzo

Michelangelo's Night and Day in the Medici Chapels of Basilica San Lorenzo, Florence. Photo by Shyamla Eswaran

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Consecrated in 1393, the Basilica San Lorenzo was the Medici family's parish church. The huge Renaissance interior contains many family tombs as well as the Laurentian Library, designed by Michelangelo in 1520 to house their manuscript collection.
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