The San Miniato Church in Florence
The Church of San Miniato in Florence was begun in the 11th century and is, after the baptistery, the highest record of Florentine Romanesque style. Built between the 11TH and 13th centuries, the exterior of the Church of San Miniato is decorated with green and white marble that form geometrical design, similar to those of the facade of santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella. The right aisle contains frescoes of the 14th and 15th centuries, the remains of San Miniato, a table altar, a masterpiece of cuspidata Jacopo del Casentino and the entrance to the sacristy, decorated with frescoes by Spinello Aretino with histories of San Benedetto (ca. 1387 much restored in 1840), perhaps the most important work of this author. San Miniato is not only an integral part of Florence's Oltrarno Hill, but a summary of the richness and glory of those who built it. Are present in several parts of the Church, even on top of the façade, depictions of L'Aquila with torsello, symbol of the art of Calimala, which financed the building of this church.
Address: Via delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125, Florence
Business hours: 08:00 - 13:00, 15:30 - 19:00
Tel: 055 234 2731
Maximum 30 pax
The itinerary can be made every morning from Tuesday to Saturday
Tour duration: 3 hours