I am finally getting to write this (weeks later). 

San Miniato al Monte is a basilica in Florence named for St. Miniato (Minas) an Armenian Prince and a Christian martyr. The story is that San Miniato was beheaded during anti-Christian persecutions but then picked up his own head and crossed the Arno to the very spot the church now stands.
1/22/2010 09:13:45 am

Love your photos and wonderful to think of the famous people - Galileo and Michaelanglo who walked those same streets. Wonderful experience.


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