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florence basilika san miniato al monte

One of the finest examples of Florentine Romanesque style of architecture found in the Basilica of San Miniato. On the facade with green and white marble inlays, as you can see them at the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the mosaic highlights from the 13th Century with the enthroned Christ between the Madonna and St. Minias (San Miniato) out.

The construction of the church began in the 11th Century and attracted over 200 years. The basilica is divided into three aisles, the walls are decorated with numerous frescoes from the 14th and 15 Century, while the inlaid with geometric motifs and is derived from the base year 1207 as one of the most beautiful church floors of Florence. But the absolute masterpiece of the church remains the inlaid marble shrine-altar, which was designed on behalf of Piero de 'Medici by Michelozzo, also admirable is the dome of glazed terracotta by Luca della Robbia, while at the altar a magnificent panel by Agnolo Gaddi at the end of the 14th Century was created, the Saints Giovanni Gualberto with the Holy Minias represents. Also, some of Gaddi frescoes on the vault of the crypt where the relics of saints are buried Minias.

The bell tower was in 1523 after a design by Baccio d'Agnolo again aufgebaut.Weitere excellent works can be admired in the choir and the presbytery with the magnificent Romanesque pulpit from 1207th The Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal is a masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance. It was designed by Antonio Manetti, a pupil of Brunelleschi and houses a magnificent altarpiece by Antonio and Piero Pollaiolo.
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