Piazza San Lorenzo
Location in the municipality of Florence
Part ofFlorence, Italy
AddressesSan Lorenzo
LocationHistoric Centre of Florence
Postal code50123
Nearest metro stationautobus (ATAF [it] line C1)
Coordinates43°46′29.18″N 11°15′17.49″E / 43.7747722°N 11.2548583°E / 43.7747722; 11.2548583
Borgo San Lorenzo, Via dell'Ariento, Borgo La Noce, Via de' Ginori,
Commissioned15th century
Known forSan Lorenzo, Florence, Monument to Giovanni delle Bande Nere, Florence, Palazzo Della Stufa, alazzo Medici Riccardi, College of Piarists
StatusLimited traffic zone

Piazza San Lorenzo is a city square in Florence, Italy, with the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence situated at the centre.


The boundaries of the square have been partially revised over time. The name of the square refers to the basilica of San Lorenzo. Borgo San Lorenzo is a street located between piazza San Giovanni and piazza San Lorenzo.

The basilica is one of the oldest in Florence, having been consecrated in 393 AD,[1] at which time it stood outside the city walls. For three hundred years it was the city's cathedral, before the official seat of the bishop was transferred to Santa Reparata.

The square is frequented by tourists who cross it to access the basilica complex and by the nearby Central Market and souvenir stalls. Since August 2013, the city has started a project to remove the benches aimed both at restoring the historic architecture, and at introducing the passage of a connecting bus between Via Camillo Cavour and the Santa Maria station.


List of buildings in and around the square.

See also




  1. ^ Haegen, Anne Mueller von der; Strasser, Ruth F. (2013). "San Lorenzo". Art & Architecture: Tuscany. Potsdam: H.F.Ullmann Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 978-3-8480-0321-1.