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Church of the Madonna del Soccorso, Montalcino
The church of the Madonna del Soccorso in Montalcino was built in 1330 on the remains of the medieval little church of Porta al Corniolo, where it is believed that an age-old panel depicted the Virgin Mary was once displayed for local veneration. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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). ...
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. ...
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. ...
Church of San Giusto, Lucca
The Church of San Giusto, built on top of a previous place of worship, dates to the second half of the 12th century. Architecturally, the church is divided into three naves with an apse, the facade is decorated with a two-tone colour scheme on the upper part: wide bands of white marble start ...
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 ...
Church of San Iacopo, Altopascio
The history of the church of San Iacopo in Altopascio changed in 1988, when remains were found of a previous place of worship, dating to the late 11th century. ...
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. ...
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. ...
According to certain sources, it might have its origins as far back as the fifth or sixth century, but since then the Pescia Cathedral has changed dramatically. One of the first traces of its existence can be seen in a document from 857. ...
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. ...
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 Saint Mary of the Assumption in Pontremoli
This co-cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption, is the most important church in Pontremoli. Its construction was sanctioned by the Council of Pontremoli on July 7, 1630, with a decree that would establish “a magnificent and noble temple able to hold many people (…) on the site of ...
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is one of the most significant Italian Romanesque–Gothic churches. We have little information about it from before 1226: this was the year the Republic of Siena began keeping records of cathedral construction costs and contracts in the Biccherna ...
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