San Miniato al Monte - Sacristy - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The Sacristy of San Miniato al Monte church in Florence. This panorama shows the finely frescoed ceiling and walls
San Miniato al Monte - Sacristy - FURTHER INFORMATION
San Miniato al Monte - Sacristy - Florence visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'San Miniato al Monte - Sacristy' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Tuscany.
The Sacristy of San Miniato al Monte church in Florence is reached by ascending the steps at the end of the right aisle and then turning through the door on the right. It is finely decorated with 14th century frescoes by Spinello Aretino which show the life of Saint Benedict. The work was commissioned by Benedetto degli Alberti.
The frescoes on the Sacristy ceiling depict the Four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John set against a beautiful blue background decorated with gold stars. The wooden furniture and decorated panelling around the Sacristy dates from the 14th century. While entrance to the church is free, a small 1EU donation is requested of those wishing to see the Sacristy, which goes towards conservation of the room.
San Miniato al Monte - Other ImagesSan Miniato al Monte is considered one of the finest Romanesque churches in Tuscany. Other pictures taken in and around the church show:
- Nave showing the free-standing Cappella del Crocefisso (Chapel of the Crucifix), the painted, trussed and coffered ceiling, and 13th century patterned floor.
- Crypt, the oldest part of the church with vaulted ceilings.
- front of San Miniato al Monte showing the facade and view over Florence.
- Porte Sante cemetery, laid out in 1854 and surrounded by walls which turned the church into a fortress.
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
Via delle Porte Sante, 34
50125 Florence, Italy
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: San Miniato al Monte (01)