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The Cathedral, Lucca

The Cathedral, dedicated to San Martino, is in the homonimous square. According to the tradition, it was founded by San Frediano during VI century, then rebuilt in 1060 and at last restored and change ..
 





The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Siena, Siena

The church of Santa Maria Assunta is the Cathedral of Siena. Built in a Romanesque-gothic style, it is one of the most fascinating Italian churches. In the place where the cathedral rises, the roman ' ..
 





The Cathedral - Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze

The Cathedral of Florence is the fourth church of Europe for largeness, after Saint Peter in Rome, Saint Paul in London and the Dome of Milan. The construction began on the ancient foundations of th ..
 





The baptistry of St. John, Firenze

The baptistry dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, saint patron of the city of Florence, rises in front of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore. It has octagonal plan, with a 25,60 m diameter, equal to ..
 





Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Firenze

The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important churches in Florence and rises on the homonymous square. Santa Croce was and still is an ancient center of Franciscan culture, Santo Sp ..
 





Basilica of San Domenico , Siena

The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the most important churches of Siena. It was raised in 1226-1265, but during the 1300's the complex was widened in the gothic shapes that we still see today and ..
 





The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa

The Dome of Santa Maria Assunta, at the center of the Piazza dei Miracoli, is the medieval cathedral of Pisa, absolute masterpiece of the Romanesque style. It was begun in 1063-1064; here various st ..
 





The Cathedral of San Francesco, Livorno

The cathedral of Livorno is dedicated to San Francesco; the Cathedral, seriously damaged by the war events of 1943, has been reconstructed in the immediate post-war period: the public square, with the ..
 





Santuario di Montenero, Livorno

The Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie, much more famous as Sanctuary of Montenero, comprises also a rich gallery of ex-votos and the Famedio, the cemetery for the illustrious livornesi. The Sanct ..
 





The Synagogue, Livorno

The Synagogue of Livorno was built in 1962 on the place where it was the ancient Synagogue, partially destroyed during the last World War. The first Synagogue was erected in Livorno in 1603, a modest ..
 





The Cathedral of San Donato, Arezzo

The cathedral of Arezzo is dedicated to San Donato; in 1203 Pope Innocenzo III ordered to transfer the Cathedral within the city's walls moving it from the hill of the Pionta, where, near the tomb of ..
 





Church of San Domenico, Arezzo

The Church of San Domenico is one of the most famous sacred buildings of Arezzo for the presence, in its inside, of the wooden Crucifix painted by Cimabue, considered one of the masterpiece of the pai ..
 





Church of San Francesco, Arezzo

The basilica, built with stones and bricks, is in the homonimous Piazza San Francesco. The Basilica is historically the second church of the Franciscan Friars in Arezzo. Before, it was outside of th ..
 





Church of Santa Maria della Pieve, Arezzo

Santa Maria della Pieve is the main and most beautiful Romanesque church of Arezzo's area, and sure the most picturesque of the city. Its construction began in 1140 on a previous temple dated back to ..
 


 

The Cathedral of San Zeno, Pistoia

It is possible that in Pistoia already existed a cathedral in the 5th century. At that time, indeed, the city had a Bishop. However we don't know which was the location of the church, maybe in the sa ..
 





Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, Pistoia

The Church of San Giovanni Evangelista is also called San Giovanni Fuorcivitas: Fuorcivitas is a usual name for churches that, when they were built, were outside of the city walls. The historians thin ..
 





The Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Grosseto

Dedicated to the Patron of the city, the cathedral rose in the place of the former church of Santa Maria Assunta. The new construction, in Gothic style, was begun in 1294 by the architect and sculptor ..
 





Church of San Francesco - Grosseto, Grosseto

Originally dedicated to San Fortunato, during the 1200's the beautiful church of San Francesco was given, together with the nearby cloister, by the Benedictine Friars to the Franciscans. In the follow ..
 


 

The Cathedral - Santo Stefano, Prato

The wide Piazza del Duomo allows to admire, with different and various points of view, the several parts of the beautiful church. The places on which the Cathedral rises probably were place of cult si ..
 





Santa Maria alle Carceri, Prato

The Basilica of Santa Maria alle Carceri is situated in the center of Prato. According to the tradition, on 6 July 1484 a child saw the painting of Madonna with the Child, painted on the wall of the j ..
 





San Galgano, Val di Merse

San Galgano is not a place, it is the name of a medieval knight, than in this part of Tuscany has left traces of his life and the mystery that accompanied him. He was born in 1148 in Chiusdino and die ..
 


 

The Cathedral - Santi Pietro e Francesco , Massa

The Cathedral of Massa, entitled to Santi Pietro and Francesco d'Assisi, is the central building of the city; it has become also the most ancient, after the demolition of the Collegiata di San Pietro ..
 





Church of the Madonna del Monte , Massa

Santuario della Madonna del Monte is one of the most ancient churches of Massa, situated on a height in front of the hill on which the ancient castle of the Malaspina rises. It is one of the localitie ..
 


 

Cathedral of Sant'Andrea, Carrara

The Church of Sant'Andrea is the Cathedral of Carrara. It is covered almost all with dazzling white marble that is extracted in the nearby quarries. Of the ancient church, mentioned already in 1035, i ..
 





Church of San Francesco - Carrara, Carrara

The complex of San Francesco, constituted by a church and a convent, is an important cultural place that shows the artistic level of the city during the dominion of the Cybo-Malaspina, between the 17t ..
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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