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Battle for the Soul of Florence in Dante's Time
Friday, April 14, 2023, 07:30pm


The Battle for the Soul of Florence in Dante's Time:  San Giovanni and San Miniato al Monte

Presented by University of Denver art history professor, Scott Montgomery.

This intriguing presentation will examine the competition between the Baptistery of San Giovanni (Saint John the Baptist) and the abbey of San Miniato al Monte to establish the patron saint of Florence.  During Dante’s years in Florence in the 13th and 14th centuries, both churches were ornamented with mosaics, sculpture, and painting to bolster their claim to holy patronage of the city.  

LOCATION: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
ADDRESS: 3549 Navajo Street, Denver, CO
                   (in the parish hall)