Florence 08

Florence Episode 08 San Lorenzo

Cosimo di Medici and Donatello:friends for life

Another church? Yes, because this one was the Medici family church and is the last resting place of many of them, and also of Donatello, the artist Cosimo di Medici befriended and sponsored. The two of them are buried side by side in the crypt. We start with a little history and an idea of the things you should look out for inside. Then there are brief biographies of Cosimo di Medici and of Donatello, whose friendship was one of the most important relationships in both their lives. Hear how Cosimo made sure that, after his own death, Donatello would have an allowance and see out his days in the Medici household.