Casprini Da Omero snc
Passo dei Pecorai, 68/70
50020 - Greve in Chianti (Fi)
Abbey of San Miniato al Monte
The church has a rectangular plant, somewhat unusual was the upper choir, placed on a platform above the vast crypt below. The floor is still the same of the 1207 ‘s and with straight lines, it guides the pilgrims and the visitors to the crucifix chapel by Michelozzo (1448). Originally it housed the Crucifix miraculous, today it is in Santa Trinita. The decorations are terracotta by Luca della Robbia. Over the choir and presbytery there is a Romanesque pulpit for 1207. The basin apses’ decorated by a large mosaic from 1297, with the same motif of the facade probably by the same anonymous artist. The crucifix overlooking the main altar is attributed to Luca della Robbia
The crypt goes back to the XI century and is certainly one of the oldest parts of the church. The spare bones conserved here, belong to San Miniato and there were deposed in 1013. Sometimes I think about a little and chills come. They are more a thousand years that crypt is them and brings direct evidence of a certain past and provable to our ancestors. The chapel whole was painted by Taddeo Gaddi with saints and prophets. The altar is likely back to the presbytery. Time a ago it was surrounded by a cleared (1338), which is still present in part and a chorus in wood.
In the cemetery sights of San Miniato rest and there are still buried the outstanding Florentines: for their work or their thoughts, they have earned the gractitude of thecity. In San Miniato it is possible to take a Latin high Mass.