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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 the Nativity, Portoferraio
The propositura of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary is the main church in Portoferraio. The building’s current appearance stems from the rehashing that took place in the early 19th century, when the two side chapels, added in 1623 to the temple erected in the Cosimian age, were converted into ...
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio, San Miniato
The church, which is today the Duomo of San Miniato, was erected in the 12th century, possibly on the remains of a more ancient chapel. Initially named for Santa Maria, it was cited for the first time in a seal by Pope Celestine III in 1195, which remembers the dependence of the Pieve of San ...
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. ...
La Verna Sanctuary
It was the early 1200s when one of the most important Francescan sanctuaries was erected in the Tuscan Apennines. Rising up on the mount of La Verna, according to the wishes of St. Francis of Assisi, the monastery complex is now a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. ...
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. ...
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: 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
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. ...
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 ...
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