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The Jubilee in Tuscany: a guide to all the holy places
To obtain indulgence during the Holy Year, all you have to do is go to one of the 40-plus “special churches” listed by the bishops throughout Tuscany
The Jubilee of the Mercy is an “extraordinary” occasion and, as such, it has some very special attributes. ...
Religious art museums for the Jubilee in Tuscany
An essential tour to explore the museum collections belonging to the “special churches” of the Holy Year
Make the most of the Jubilee of Mercy to visit some of the world’s unique religious art museums. ...
Roads of faith: itineraries around the foundations of Tuscan communities
The Jubilee is an opportunity to rediscover the vast road network travelled by pilgrims and merchants since the Early Middle Ages
Since the Early Middle Ages the road network has favoured churches as a reference point in administrative and ...
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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
A typical example of Italian Gothic, the architecture of Florence Cathedral, also known as Santa Maria del Fiore, hails from the initial project by Arnolfo di Cambio (1245-1302), who worked on the previous building, considerably expanding the structures. ...
Church of San Iacopo, Altopascio
The history of the church of San Iacopo in Altopascio changed in 1988, when remains were found of a previous place of worship, dating to the late 11th century. ...
Sanctuary of Maria del Patrocinio, Castelnuovo Berardenga
The history of Castelnuovo Berardenga is closely connected with the worship of Madonna del Patrocinio. As early as in 1367 the Virgin Mary was thanked for the fortifications that the Sienese had built to defend the village from sacking in the fighting between Florence and Siena. ...
Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Giovanni Valdarno
The Basilica di Santa Maria dell Grazie rises on the western side of piazza Masaccio. The monumental complex dates to the late fifteenth century, although it has undergone several modifications and enlargements throughout the decades, after the great fire of 1596 and the bombings of the Second ...
Santuario di Santa Maria, Pancole
The sanctuary of Maria Santissima Madre della Divina Provvidenza is located in Pancole, around 5 kilometres from San Gimignano. In the place where the church now stands, there was once a niche, on which Pier Francesco Fiorentino painted the Virgin Mary nursing the baby Jesus. ...
Basilica of Saint Mary, Impruneta
The origins of the Basilica of Saint Mary in Impruneta are shrouded in legend. It was founded after the discovery of a miraculous Madonna icon. The story says that, once the idea to construct a temple honoring Mary came about, walls that had been erected by day were dismantled overnight. ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Arezzo
Of all the provinces of Tuscany, Arezzo has stepped forward as the one that has best embraced the chance to spread redemption to every corner of the territory on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy. ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Pisa, San Miniato and Volterra
The Jubilee of Mercy is a truly unique opportunity to discover, by visiting the Jubilee churches, corners of Tuscany capable of transmitting a historical, cultural and architectural wealth that has left behind majestic, sometimes secret, traces. ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Siena, Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Montepulciano
On our journey to discover all the "particular churches" in Tuscany, we've arrived at the territory administered by the Dioceses of Siena and Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza with the addition of Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery. ...
Roads of the faith
Tuscany's Via Francigena
HISTORY According to history, Sigerico Archbishop of Canterbury started out this religious pilgrimage to Rome. The origins actually go back to the Longobards, who in the VI century crossed Monte Bardone between Berceto and Pontremoli, which correspond to today’s Cisa Pass, as they created a ...
Beyond the via Francigena: spiritual routes in Tuscany
More and more these days, people are talking about sustainable and experiential tourism: we’re ever more on the lookout for a trip that will help us get back in touch with our inner wellness and better appreciate the nature that surrounds us. ...
The Via Clodia in Tuscany: stops on an ancient trail
Walking makes you happy: it helps you think, reflect and find answers. Those who like to travel on foot will have surely heard of the famous Via Francigena, which, through breathtaking scenery, arrives in Rome, a place of spirituality and dedication. ...
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