San Miniato at Monte Abbey

Church of San Miniato al Monte

April 2022


San Miniato at Monte Abbey including Byzantine mosaic in the apse, pulpit, choir screen, glazed terracotta crucifix, and a reliquary bust of San Miniato

The restoration of the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte in Florence was conducted by a team of restorers and diagnostic and conservation experts under the watchful eye of the Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Firenze e le Province di Pistoia e Prato.

 The parts of the abbey restored on this occasion were the apse with its marble decor and mosaic, the altar and glazed terracotta crucifix, the pulpit and rood screen, and the Reliquary Bust of San Miniato which won the prize at the Fifth Edition of the Friends of Florence Salone dell’Arte e del Restauro di Firenze award organised by the Foundation in partnership with the Salone.

 With the Generous Support of Stacy Simon in memory of her husband, Bruce Simon.

 Friends of Florence also supported the restoration of Michelozzo’s Tabernacle (Chapel of the Crucifix) and the Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal.

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