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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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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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Montecasale Hermitage, Sansepolcro
Legend has it that the hermitage of Montecasale dates to 1192, when Camaldolese monks set up a small convent with hospital and pilgrims’ hall here, in the Tuscan mountains near the neighbouring Le Marche. ...
Discovering the Jubilee in Tuscany: Grosseto and Pitigliano
In Southern Tuscany, the Jubilee of Mercy will accommodate pilgrims and the faithful in churches, chapels and monasteries scattered throughout the Maremma. ...
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: 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. ...
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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