BADIA FIESOLANA

This was the ancient cathedral of Fiesole. It was dedicated to Saints Peter and Romulus and was the first Episcopalian seat of the Diocese. Together with the monastery, it was restored by Cosimo dei Medici, and had a refectory, an infirmary, a novitiate, a dormitory and a library (Brunelleschi worked there, as did Michelozzo later). The Romanic façade, decorated with geometric designs in green and white marble, is similar to the Baptistery in Florence and to San Miniato al Monte. It has a large 15th Century cloister in pietra serena which leads to other rooms.
Today, the whole group of buildings is the seat of the European University Institute.

 

Via dei Roccettini, 9, San Domenico Fiesole (Fi)

 

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