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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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Church of the Madonna del Soccorso, Montalcino
The church of the Madonna del Soccorso in Montalcino was built in 1330 on the remains of the medieval little church of Porta al Corniolo, where it is believed that an age-old panel depicted the Virgin Mary was once displayed for local veneration. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
The San Zeno Cathedral, Pistoia
The first written record of San Zeno cathedral is in a legal document dated September 923. It is known, however, that there has been a church here since at least the fifth century. ...
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: 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. ...
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. ...
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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