San Zeno (Pisa)

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San Zeno.

San Zeno is a church and a former abbey in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

The church is documented going back to 1029. It was part of a monastery built over pre-existing edifices, and, until the 15th century, it had also a hospital. In the 12th century it was held by the Camaldolese monks.

The church has a nave and two aisles. The façade is preceded by a portico supported by pilasters and a central columns. The second row has mullioned windows and decorations with lozenges and small circular windows, with ceramic basins by Islamic masters (11th century; the originals are in the National Museum of San Matteo).

The interior has ancient Roman capitals and traces of medieval paintings.

Sources[edit]

  • Barsali, U.; U. Castelli; R. Gagetti; O. Parra (1999). Storia e Capolavori di Pisa. Florence: Bonechi. 
  • Donati, Roberto. Pisa. Arte e storia. Narni: Plurigraf. 

Coordinates: 43°43′23″N 10°24′27″E / 43.723000°N 10.407531°E / 43.723000; 10.407531