Natura Collecta, Natura Exhibita at Basilica of San Lorenzo, Firenze

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Natura Collecta, Natura Exhibita, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Firenze

More than 150 objects are on display inside the monumental undergrounds of the San Lorenzo Complex, each one unique and bearing a different story. 

The visiting itinerary dedicated to the evolution of naturalistic collecting from the Medici origins to the present day is open, also with guided tour. Natura Collecta, Natura Exhibita is set up in the Donatello Hall, in the basement of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The exhibition shows some of the most significant finds from the collections of the University Museum System and representative of various disciplines, from ethnology to zoology through botany and earth sciences.

The visiting itinerary Natura Collecta, Natura Exhibita is open from Monday to Saturday 10.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Access through the San Lorenzo basilica (piazza San Lorenzo 9, Florence).


The entry ticket is € 7, and it includes access to the itinerary and the visit to a part of the Complex of San Lorenzo.

More information (website of the Opera Medicea Laurenziana, in Italian)

The initiative is the result of a collaboration between the University of Florence, the Opera Medicea Laurenziana, and the Basilica of San Lorenzo, in conjunction with the renovation work involving the Museum ‘La Specola’, University Museum System, making it inaccessible to the public for a few months.


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