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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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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. ...
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, Pisa
The Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta is Pisa is also known as a primatial church (the word used to describe a cathedral whose bishop is also a primate – that is, in the Church, the archbishop of a major city – a purely formal honour today). ...
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. ...
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. ...
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Volterra
The Cathedral named for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary certainly wasn't Volterra's first Duomo. Back in the 9th century, there was a pre-existing church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Rebuilt following a violent earthquake in 1117, it was expanded in the late 13th century. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Roads of the faith
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 ...
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. ...
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