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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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Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, Montecatini Terme
In 1988, Pope John Paul II proclaimed the church of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Montecatini Terme a minor basilica. Raffaello Fagnoni, Pierluigi Spadolini, Mario Negri and Alfonso Stocchetti designed it. ...
Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery
The story of Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery begins in Siena around 1313. A bright 40-year-old from a noble family, known as Giovanni di Tolomei, together with Patrizio Patrizi, Ambrogio Piccolomini and a few other Sienese followers decided to break from "normal" life. ...
Church of San Giusto, Lucca
The Church of San Giusto, built on top of a previous place of worship, dates to the second half of the 12th century. Architecturally, the church is divided into three naves with an apse, the facade is decorated with a two-tone colour scheme on the upper part: wide bands of white marble start ...
Collegiata dei Santi Michele e Giuliano, Castiglion Fiorentino
The Collegiata dei Santi Michele e Giuliano (often just referred to as Collegiata di San Giuliano”) is a large neoclassical, Latin cross shaped structure with a portico, completed in 1860, in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino in Tuscany. ...
The origins of the Sanctuary date to the Pentecost of 1345 when, according to tradition, a poor, crippled shepherd happened upon the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. ...
Basilica of Santissima Annunziata, Florence
The basilica of Santissima Annunziata is the main shrine to the Virgin Mary in Florence. Due to the wealth of its decoration seems to allude to the Roman Baroque as opposed to Tuscan religious traditions. ...
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: 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: 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
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. ...
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 ...
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