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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 Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Giovanni Valdarno
The Basilica di Santa Maria dell Grazie rises on the western side of piazza Masaccio. The monumental complex dates to the late fifteenth century, although it has undergone several modifications and enlargements throughout the decades, after the great fire of 1596 and the bombings of the Second ...
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 ...
The Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
A typical example of Italian Gothic, the architecture of Florence Cathedral, also known as Santa Maria del Fiore, hails from the initial project by Arnolfo di Cambio (1245-1302), who worked on the previous building, considerably expanding the structures. ...
The origins of the Sanctuary date to the Pentecost of 1345 when, according to tradition, a poor, crippled shepherd happened upon the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary. ...
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. ...
Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery
The story of Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery begins in Siena around 1313. A bright 40-year-old from a noble family, known as Giovanni di Tolomei, together with Patrizio Patrizi, Ambrogio Piccolomini and a few other Sienese followers decided to break from "normal" life. ...
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: 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. ...
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
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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