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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. ...
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 ...
St. Francis Cathedral, Livorno
The facade of Livorno’s cathedral, entirely rebuilt, features a portico with semicircular arches. Some sources attribute it to Inigo Jones, the father of English Renaissance architecture. ...
‘The marble facade of the Duomo appears before me, striped in green and white, the pulpit of Michelozzo and Donatello hanging from a corner like a bird's nest, and the beautiful bell tower which Giotto took as a model, but which is more simple, slender and straightforward’ This was Curzio ...
According to certain sources, it might have its origins as far back as the fifth or sixth century, but since then the Pescia Cathedral has changed dramatically. One of the first traces of its existence can be seen in a document from 857. ...
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". ...
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: 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: 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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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