Palazzo del Seminario
Palazzo del Seminario
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
Strangely, a city like San Miniato, which has one of the most impressive buildings for the Episcopal seminar of Italy, became a bishopric relatively late, in 1622. This date is in fact late, compared to those in which many Italian cities have become home to the bishopric.
However, San Miniato has been able to regain, with the construction of the seminar, the lost time, and today this building, and overall the square that houses it, are probably the most charming place of the city; a city that certainly has no shortage of monumental and landscape attractions.
The characters that in my view founded the beauty and originality of the building (and of the square that contains it) are three, however inseparable from each other: the dramatic curved façade, its decoration with statements taken from the fathers of the Church (Ambrose, Cassian, Anselmo, John Chrysostom, etc.), the rooms of the ground floor shops that still retain their medieval-style doors .
The facade is curved because the palace, built in the early eighteenth century, has incorporated (as happened to the large palaces more often than we think) many existing smaller buildings, which in turn were so shaped because they followed the same trend of the city walls.
As for the decoration of the facade, it is of the same period of the construction (although it was later repainted); it is due to the painter Francesco Chimenti (1705).
Overall the building and the square induce in the visitors a strong and lasting impression.
Written 13 March 2016
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Lovely square with the building as shown in the photograph. Cannot visit building however. There as a wedding going on and the bride and groom were in the square having their photgraphs taken. Felt sorry for the bride in her wedding dress in the blistering heat
Written 30 July 2019
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Dymosue
Tidworth, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Fantastic walking around San Miniato with lots of interesting places to visit including the Palazzo.
Written 17 October 2019
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Pete
North West England, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Right near our hotel. This was a lovely place. Buildings are really pretty. Give a sense of place and history.
Written 20 September 2018
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Lawrence2300
Toronto2,105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This small town exceeds all expectations. So small yet so much to see and very few tourists. Worth a visit.
Written 29 May 2018
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A31970
Amsterdam, The Netherlands512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Very nice walk in the centre of the town. Come at the night, the place is beautifully lit out. Take your time to walk around.
Written 7 August 2017
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden6,629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Walking along the streets that roll between well-preserved palaces, monasteries and lush places makes this a natural stop.
Written 24 May 2017
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jayne w
Altrincham, UK128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Despite not going in. The outside of this building is a wonderful architectural masterpiece, walking past on the way to our friends wedding being held in the town hall, it was just another building to admire
Written 14 September 2016
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