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San Miniato alMonte is,perhaps, thejewel in theFlorentine crownand the view,from the littlesquare in front ofthe church, m...
The present building datesfrom the 12th century, butthere was a church here,dedicated to San Miniatus,as far back as the 8...
The beautiful Basilica of San Miniato, thefavorite of Dante and Michelangelo, islocated on Monte alle Croci, a hilloverloo...
The choir raised on a platform above the large crypt
In the oldest part of the church, the crypt, the alleged remains of SaintMiniato are preserved, embedded in the altar. The...
A rare fresco, unfortunately damaged, depicting the Archangel Raphael and Tobias. TheVespers, are celebrated here every ev...
The sacristy is aspacious room inGothic style witha large crossvault. There aresplendid frescoespainted between1387 and 13...
The celing of thesacristy: The FourEvangelists
The life of the saint is takenfrom "Dialogues" of Gregorythe Great and from "GoldenLegend" by Jacopo daVaragine.
The cycle of thescenes isillustrated inchronologicalsequence almostlike a film. (Cf.the life of SaintFrancis at Assisiby G...
Sound: Cecilia Bartoli - Antonio Caldara - Quel buon pastor son ioText and Pictures: InternetCopyright: All the images bel...
Firenze San Miniato al Monte2
Firenze San Miniato al Monte2
Firenze San Miniato al Monte2
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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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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1817371-firenze-san-miniato2/
  2. 2. San Miniato alMonte is,perhaps, thejewel in theFlorentine crownand the view,from the littlesquare in front ofthe church, morethan justifies theclimb up to it.
  3. 3. The present building datesfrom the 12th century, butthere was a church here,dedicated to San Miniatus,as far back as the 8thcentury.
  4. 4. The beautiful Basilica of San Miniato, thefavorite of Dante and Michelangelo, islocated on Monte alle Croci, a hilloverlooking the city and was originally thesite of hermitage of Miniato who tookrefuge here in prayer.According to legend, San Miniatus wasmartyred in the middle of the third centuryduring the reign of the Emperor Decius.The saint is supposed to have beenthrown to the lions, who graciously refusedto attack him. He was then beheaded, atwhich point he lifted up his head andwalked into the mountains, where he diedalone in his cave
  5. 5. The choir raised on a platform above the large crypt
  6. 6. In the oldest part of the church, the crypt, the alleged remains of SaintMiniato are preserved, embedded in the altar. The environment is madeespecially attractive by the presence of a forest of less than 38 columns andthe vault frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi, all dimly lit by the light coming fromfive small windows.
  7. 7. A rare fresco, unfortunately damaged, depicting the Archangel Raphael and Tobias. TheVespers, are celebrated here every evening by the monks, strictly in Gregorian chant
  8. 8. The sacristy is aspacious room inGothic style witha large crossvault. There aresplendid frescoespainted between1387 and 1390by SpinelloAretino whosework here ischaracteristic ofhis style, afterGiotto, where hefinds anequilibriumbetween thebroad space andthe articulatedcomposition of
  9. 9. The celing of thesacristy: The FourEvangelists
  10. 10. The life of the saint is takenfrom "Dialogues" of Gregorythe Great and from "GoldenLegend" by Jacopo daVaragine.
  11. 11. The cycle of thescenes isillustrated inchronologicalsequence almostlike a film. (Cf.the life of SaintFrancis at Assisiby Giotto).
  12. 12. Sound: Cecilia Bartoli - Antonio Caldara - Quel buon pastor son ioText and Pictures: InternetCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuşwww.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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