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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 Maria del Patrocinio, Castelnuovo Berardenga
The history of Castelnuovo Berardenga is closely connected with the worship of Madonna del Patrocinio. As early as in 1367 the Virgin Mary was thanked for the fortifications that the Sienese had built to defend the village from sacking in the fighting between Florence and Siena. ...
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 ...
Dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption, the Cathedral stands at the highest part of the town. To arrive, you have to climb up the steep hills of the historic center. ...
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. ...
Santuario della Madonna di Valdibrana, Pistoia
The sanctuary of the Madonna di Valdibrana is a 17th-century place of worship near Pistoia, erected where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a shepherdess. The apparition occurred to reveal to the girl where an icon was buried among stones and twigs. ...
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: 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: Pisa, San Miniato and Volterra
The Jubilee of Mercy is a truly unique opportunity to discover, by visiting the Jubilee churches, corners of Tuscany capable of transmitting a historical, cultural and architectural wealth that has left behind majestic, sometimes secret, traces. ...
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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