San Miniato al Monte

San Miniato al Monte

Date 1062-1150

Movement Tuscan Romanesque

Located at Florence, Italy

 

As with the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the façade of San Miniato is incredibly striking due to the sharp geometric patterns created with the use of contrasting green and white marble. The gabled roof is meant to recall Early Christian basilicas. The arcuated lintels of the blind arcade, terminating in Classical columns, certainly recall earlier Roman forms.