Author: Franca Arduini

January 11, 2007
ART + CULTURE

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana represents one of the finest examples of Michelangelo’s skill as an architect. Access to the Library is through the famous staircase, designed by Michelangelo and built by Mannerist sculptor, Bartolommeo Ammannati. The Reading Room hosts two series of wooden benches, the so-called plutei,