Monday, November 20, 2006

San Miniato al Monte: Exterior

Aerial view

Exterior facade. - detail

Exterior facade.- mosaic

The first order of the facade was initiated in 1070 and finished in the XIII C with the glowing colours of the mosaic of Christ enthroned between the Madonna and St. Miniato.

The green and white marble facade is based on a classical design and probably derives from the design of the Baptistry in Florence.