San Giovanni Battista, Highway A11

Local nameChiesa di San Giovanni Battista
LocationCampi Bisenzio, Italy

San Giovanni Battista or dell'Autostrada del Sole is a church in Campi Bisenzio, near Florence, Italy, within a large motorway rest area shared between two autostrada roads. It can also be reached on foot from a local road outside the autostrada system.

The church is formally named after John the Baptist but has also earned the name Church of the Freeway of the Sun for its location between autostrada del Sole and the A11 Firenze-Mare highway.

The design of the church is meant to reflect both modern and traditional church design. The "cross" floor plan and stone facing are meant to evoke a traditional feel, while the tent-like vertical elements and copper roofing reflect modern design tastes. The church stands 27.5 meters high.

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Address (Unnamed Road), 50013, Italy

Coordinates 43°49'53.685" N 11°9'24.951" E

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