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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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Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Fontenuova, Monsummano Terme
Founded in 1602 on the initiative of Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, the basilica of Madonna della Fontenuova is the historic and urban heart of Monsummano Terme. ...
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Pitigliano
The earliest mention of a church named for Saints Peter and Paul in Pitigliano dates to 1061. In 1276 three churches are noted: San Giovanni, Santa Maria and San Pietro. The latter subsequently became a “collegiate” church and was named after the saints Peter and Paul. ...
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is one of the most significant Italian Romanesque–Gothic churches. We have little information about it from before 1226: this was the year the Republic of Siena began keeping records of cathedral construction costs and contracts in the Biccherna ...
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 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. ...
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 ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Livorno, Massa Marittima and Piombino
In Tuscany, the Jubilee itinerary that best combines the beauty of the territory with spirituality of the same is the Diocese of Massa Marittima-Livorno and Piombino. ...
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: 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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