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Celebrations have officially begun for the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte. Concerts, conferences, and theatrical performances will be taking place. Florence University of the Arts was one of the organizations that sponsored this initiative.
San Miniato al Monte is situated in one of the highest points of Florence and has one of the most breathtaking views of the city.
In 1018, Saint Minias, the first Christian martyr of Florence, was beheaded and, so the legend goes, carried his head in his hands to the very top of the hill where the current church is located.
The celebrations will take place until April 2019.
Please consult San Miniato al Monte's website https://www.sanminiatoalmonte.it/millenario/ for additional information.