Trattoria Lo Stracotto
Nowhere is Medici conceit expressed so explicitly as in their mausoleum, the Medician Chapels. Sumptuously adorned with granite, the...
Basilica di San Lorenzo
In 1425 Cosimo the Elder, who lived nearby, commissioned Brunelleschi to rebuild the basilica on this site, which dated to the 4th...
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Beyond the basilica ticket office lie peaceful cloisters framing a pretty garden with buxom orange trees. Stairs lead up to the loggia...
Antica Sosta Delgi Aldobrandini
Perched on San Lorenzo’s liveliest square, this corner bar preserves its old-fashioned wooden interior, but works best in fair weather...
The clientele at this rustic eatery tucked behind the stalls of the Mercato San Lorenzo includes large numbers of old Florentine men...
Lonely Planet review
Despite the stylish young staff and cushily modern interior, this spanking new trattoria embraces Tuscany’s oldest recipes, from hearty ribollita (vegetable stew) to gamey cinghiale in umido (wild boar in savoury sauce). Huge plate-glass windows let in plenty of light, plus views of the Medicis’ tombs.