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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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Santuario della Madonna di Valdibrana, Pistoia
The sanctuary of the Madonna di Valdibrana is a 17th-century place of worship near Pistoia, erected where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a shepherdess. The apparition occurred to reveal to the girl where an icon was buried among stones and twigs. ...
The church of Sant’Antimo in Piombino
Built in 1377, on the site of a church dedicated to St. Michael, the Piombino Cathedral was built in the Sienese Gothic style and was dedicated to St. Augustine. As indicated on its facade, the architect was Piero del Grillo from Pisa. ...
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio, San Miniato
The church, which is today the Duomo of San Miniato, was erected in the 12th century, possibly on the remains of a more ancient chapel. Initially named for Santa Maria, it was cited for the first time in a seal by Pope Celestine III in 1195, which remembers the dependence of the Pieve of San ...
Cathedral of Saints Donato and Peter, Arezzo
In 1277, Bishop Guglielmo Ubertini promulgated a decree which stated the church's desire to build a cathedral "to honour God, the Blessed Virgin and the patron saint Donato". ...
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa
The Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta is Pisa is also known as a primatial church (the word used to describe a cathedral whose bishop is also a primate – that is, in the Church, the archbishop of a major city – a purely formal honour today). ...
Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Pontremoli
This co-cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption, is the most important church in Pontremoli. Its construction was sanctioned by the Council of Pontremoli on July 7, 1630, with a decree that would establish “a magnificent and noble temple able to hold many people (…) on the site of ...
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. ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Florence, Prato and Fiesole
The Jubilee of Mercy was born under the sign of surprise and so, satisfying this vocation, we thought that the occasion of spiritual redemption would combine perfectly with the chance to discover the territory. ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Lucca, Massa Carrara-Pontremoli
The Extraordinary Jubilee that Pope Francis first inaugurated in Central Africa, and then in Rome on 8 December 2015, is characterised by the opportunity granted by the Pope to every diocese to choose - in their area - "particular churches" in which to receive a plenary indulgence. ...
Roads of the faith
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. ...
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 ...
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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