Nearby San Miniato al Monte there is the Church of San Salvatore al Monte (also referred to as San Francesco al Monte), and this close proximity is more of a tourist drawback than a benefit because the former overshadows the latter, more or less rightfully. However, the visitors of Florence should learn to appreciate this church given Michelangelo himself confessed his admiration for the structure the construction of which required unprecedented architectural artfulness given the challenging topographical condition of the site on which San Salvatore al Monte was built. La bella villanella, this is how Michelangelo understood to show his admiration as to the results achieved by Crocana, the architect of the church commissioned for this job in 1499. The main inner highlights refer to a Deposition by Giovanni della Robbia and to a Pieta by Neri di Bicci.

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