Italian
CHURCHES

Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista

This is a modern, innovative religious building, where the tents of architecture have been put aside and newly configured. The church stands along the Main Highway (fuel station of Firenze Nord), to offer a place of prayer for people travelling on a route connecting many cities. It was built between 1960 and 1963, and it was designed by Giovanni Michelucci according to a new concept of space. Its shapes and its floor plans clearly look back to the design of a tent, which the church recalls from the outside. The covering in reinforced concrete and copper flows to define a space with free, undefined edges, opposing to the rigid limitations of space usually associated with the idea of a house. The recurring theme of the decorations is the journey, seen as a spiritual progress towards God. Access to the temple is marked by a bronze portal by P. Fazzini which represents the Crossing of the Red Sea and the Journey of the Mages. The gallery of regions composes the narthex leading to the aisle. It contains the statues of the patron Saints of the cities touched by the highway.

Principali opere presenti: The Cana wedding, by Angelo Biancini.

Indirizzo: - Campi Bisenzio (dintorni)
Orario apertura: sunday 11.00 - 12.00 a.m; 6.00 - 7.00 p.m
Ingresso: free entrance
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Telefono: 055.891158






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