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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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Santuario di Santa Maria, Pancole
The sanctuary of Maria Santissima Madre della Divina Provvidenza is located in Pancole, around 5 kilometres from San Gimignano. In the place where the church now stands, there was once a niche, on which Pier Francesco Fiorentino painted the Virgin Mary nursing the baby Jesus. ...
‘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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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: 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: 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. ...
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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