Basilica of San Lorenzo by Richard Cassan CC BY-NC 2.0

The Basilica of San Lorenzo

The Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica of St Lawrence), located in the centre town piazza of the same name, is one of the oldest churches in Florence. Its thousand-year history is tied to the Florentine Christian community. It is also closely connected to the triumphant rise to power of the Medici dynasty, whom author Dan Brown mentions in his latest novel Inferno, and who chose San Lorenzo as its family church.

The National Central Library of Florence, Italy

The National Central Library of Florence

Here at Florence Inferno we would like to make a particular mention to the special temple of knowledge that is the National Central Library of Florence.

Although not specifically mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno, we believe that Robert Langdon, the main character of that book, would have surely visited that library if he had more time at his disposal, perhaps to research something related to his studies on arts or maybe out of sheer curiosity.