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  • Daniel G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Again a special thank to M. Dan Harper, we met him by chance in the middle of our visit of the basilic: what a pleasure to hear, to learn , to share all those treasures.
    We benefit from his passion, knowledge and also his sense of humor !
    Many thanks, a real memorable experience , we were very very lucky to met him.
    Written 24 July 2023
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a visit to San Lorenzo, I was thrilled to see that the Laurentian Library was not only open but there was no admission fee due to it being Journées européennes du patrimoine! I had wanted to see this work designed by Michelangelo, especially the beautiful staircase of gray pietra serena! It was worth the wait. The reading room features a long aisle with a row of desks as designed by Michelangelo. Along each side are beautiful stained glass, many with the Medici family seal. The Library houses the Medici collection of some 3,000 manuscripts. So happy to have stood within this treasure!
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • Dexter G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view of the cathedral, with a nice refreshing coffee in hand. Good selection of pastries and snacks alongside. The architecture of the building itself is interesting to look around too.
    Written 17 June 2023
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  • BillUsma74
    Canton, GA367 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Michelangelo’s David is here. You can walk all the way around him and see the slingshot thrown over his shoulder, the pin in his right hand where his right arm was repaired centuries ago and 5 partial Michelangelo statures unfinished, that show he felt the form was contained in the marble. No plaster models for him. One even shows the rough work with chisel and pick marks.
    Written 17 October 2019
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  • vaninabodurova
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place where British class and attitude meet American talent of organisation with Italian warmth and hospitality.
    Human touch and knowledge in the beautiful and multidimensional capital of Art. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!
    Written 17 October 2018
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  • Luna W
    Florence, Italy7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The library is located in the centre of the city, so it is convenient to get there. During weekdays, there are many people learning there, but it is quiet. You needn't worrying being bothered. Wifi in the library is very fast and steady. Overall, it is a goog place to reading and learning.
    Written 11 February 2019
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  • Kieff
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elegant concept, great location in the heart of downtown. Atmosphere of books and wines where you can spend hours and hours. Professional,friendly and warm owners.
    Wide range of wines from all over Italy.
    I will go back there with a new girlfriend😂
    Written 10 December 2023
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  • Vukica J
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The property is good value for money, a bit dated and basic, but clean with friendly, helpful stuff. It is a walking distance from tourist landmarks. It is located in residence area with many great restaurants with great Italian food.

    Very expensive parking for cars in the neighborhood. So, if you can - do not come by car.
    Written 6 September 2017
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  • Freda J
    Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As an earlier reviewer said, this library takes effort to get into - in fact, it may be impossible if you don't speak Italian. Which we don't. When we showed up, the security guards just shook their heads at us and waved us away. Luckily for us, there was an Italian fellow outside the door, having a cigarette, and he asked us what we wanted. When we told him we wanted to see the library, he took us back in, spoke to the guards at length, and the next thing we knew, we were being issued guest passes. Thank you to our guardian angel. :) The library really is beautiful, of great interest to researchers and historians, I'm sure. I'm so glad we were able to see it. Good luck to all who try.
    Written 16 November 2015
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  • silverbrook
    London, Canada4,881 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale or National Central Library of Florence is just that - a library. To enter during most hours you have to have a specific card that I expect only residents of Florence can apply for and obtain. For a couple of hours on Saturdays you may be able to book a tour, but it may be in mostly Italian depending on who the guide is. At one time, the library held a copy of every book published in Tuscany, but a flood in 1966 damaged approximately 1/3 of the library's collection. Many of these works were saved by the "Mud Angels" a team of volunteers that worked tirelessly to clean and dry all of the damaged works. It is the largest library in Italy and one of the most important in Europe and located along the banks of the Arno river. Unfortunately since we visited during a weekday, we were not able to enter and had to admire the exterior of the building rather than marvel at the works inside.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • BlueChick123
    London8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the tourism information office of Florence to have a few maps and ideas of what to do with a young child (6-year-old). Not only the man was very friendly, he could speak English and French fluently (which is not the case everywhere in touristic places in Florence). He also gave us a free guide of Florence for children in English of very good quality, and a map only for kids! Definitely go there if you want advice on what to do with kids.
    Written 11 June 2017
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  • JemoScout
    Leuven, Belgium203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I do not often experience such a feeling like the feeling I had when I entered the square of the duomo in Florence. It was mixed feeling but by time I got more and more joy by looking into the details of the place.
    Highly recommended
    Written 4 October 2017
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