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According to tradition, the martyr St Miniatus, the first martyr of Florence who was suffered during the persecution of Decius in the 3rd century, was buried on the hill where the church bearing his name now stands.

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  • 2. Construction on the temple, one ofthe finest examples of pureFlorentine Romanesque architecture,first started in 1018, thanks to BishopIldebrando, and continued until 1207.The facade was carried out in whiteCarrara and green Prato marble(12th-13th centuries).The spectacular facade of SanMiniato was to inspire Albertiscompletion of the facade of SantaMaria Novella in the 15th century andthe covering of the facades of theDuomo and Santa Croce in the 19thcentury.
  • 3. According totradition, themartyr StMiniatus, whowas sufferedduring thepersecution ofDecius in the 3rdcentury, wasburied on the hillwhere the churchbearing his namenow stands.San Minias by DellaRobbia in theSacresty
  • 4. Linger, however, your eyes also on the step behind the first door on theleft (facing the front) on which is engraved the inscription in Latin "Haecest Porta Coeli" (This is the gate of heaven).The inscription, taken fromGenesis, refers to the words spoken by Jacob, after seeing the famousladder of angels who descend and ascend to God, and reported invarious Christian churches. In this case the inscription referred to the factthat this was the Holy Door, the door through which the Florentines couldget in touch and make peace with Heaven.Fresco - Annunciation
  • 5. Under the Church a monumental cemetery with valuable statues, officiallyknown as the Cimitero delle Porte Sante, was created around 1839.Under the Church a monumental cemetery with valuable statues
  • 6. Statue in the cemetery
  • 7. San Miniato al MonteCimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante
  • 8. The only tomb inthe church is theRenaissanceChapel of theCardinal ofPortugal (1461-66) in the left-hand nave wasbuilt byBrunelleschispupil AntonioManetti forJacopo diLusitania, theCardinalArchbishop ofLisbon, who diedin Florence in1459.
  • 9. The five medallions on the ceiling are by Luca della Robbia (1400–1482) The Four Hinges of the Moral Life surrounding the Holy Spirit
  • 10. The enameled terra-cotta ceiling (1466) ofthe Chapel of theCardinal of PortugalThe cardinal virtuesare the four principalmoral virtues. TheEnglish word cardinalcomes from the Latinword cardo, whichmeans "hinge." Allother virtues hinge onthese four: prudence,justice, fortitude, andtemperanceLuca della Robbiadied in Florenceduring February of1483, taking most ofhis secrets of tinbased glaze withhim
  • 11. A white-glazedmaiolica tondowith Temperance,painted in blue andmanganese. The ceramicslightly concave with relief,fired as one. The front with crescent-shaped firing crack to lower third, reverse with oldstapled restoration, chips.After Luca della Robbias design for the vault of the Cappelladel Cardinale del Portogallo
  • 12. Alessio Baldovinetti (1425 – 1499)Annunciazione (The Annunciation)
  • 13. The Cappella delCardinale delPortogallo, "oneof the mostmagnificentfunerarymonuments ofthe ItalianRenaissance“,was built in 1473as a memorial toCardinal Jamesof Lusitania, whodied in Florence,to which he wasPortugueseambassador, in1459.
  • 14. The chapel is acollaboration ofoutstandingartists ofFlorence: it wasdesigned byBrunelleschisassociate,Antonio Manetti,and finishedafter his death byGiovanniRossellino. Thetomb was madeby Antonio andBernardoRossellino. Thechapeldecoration is byAlessoBaldovinetti,Antonio andPiero delPollaiuolo, andLuca dellaRobbia.
  • 15. Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Angel (detail),1467Alessio Baldovinetti (1425 – 1499)Annunciazione (The Annunciation)
  • 16. The chapel of the Cardinal ofPortugal (Cappella delCardinale di Portogallo), wascommissioned by thePortuguese King Alfons V as amonument to his nephew, andbuilt by Manetti between 1461and 1466, very much on thelines of Brunelleschis OldSacristy for San Lorenzo. Thedecor brings together Christianand Classical concepts, withAntonio Rossellinossarcophagus recalling aRoman Mithraic sacrifice, butdecorated with putti andangels. The recumbent figureof the deceased is aligned withthe empty judges throneopposite as a warning of theLast Judgment. Thismonument, in its entirety,should be regarded aforerunner of Michelangelossarcophagi in the New Sacristyof San Lorenzo.
  • 17. Copie of the Altarpiece of theSaints Vincent, James andEustace, by Antonio (hisstudents included SandroBotticelli) and Piero delPollaiuolo, 1468, tempera onpanel, 172 x 179 cm, Florence,Galleria degli Uffizi
  • 18. Copie of the Altarpiece of the Saints Vincent, Jamesand Eustace, by Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo,1468,.
  • 19. Sound: Cecilia Bartoli - La mort dOphélie (Hector Berlioz)Text and Pictures: InternetCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş