Chiesa di San Francesco

Chiesa di San Francesco, Pescia

Chiesa di San Francesco
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Wannabee-writer
North Kent Coast20 contributions
Perfect!
Aug 2018 • Friends
Beautiful, peaceful church with very little footfall so it feels like a private viewing. There are not many places one can get so close to a masterpiece and spend half an hour on one's own with no jostling or crowds.
Written July 31, 2019
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Frank Y
North Attleboro, MA127 contributions
Spiritual Place
Jul 2017 • Family
I came here while staying in Lucca. It is an easy 30 minute drive from Lucca. It was worth the drive. I expected a larger and more ornate church because of the significance of the Berlinghieri painting. I was wrong. Instead this is a simple contemplative church that makes one think about their beliefs. It is the exact opposite of St Peter's in Rome, which simply overwhelms with its ornate everything. The Berlinghieri altarpiece is the height of medieval art and is special because it was done less than 10 years after the death and canonization of St Francis. Scholars believe the image is the most accurate we have. One should be able to appreciate why it is a masterpiece by visiting it. This little church is worth the effort to see as a comparison to the larger more famous churches most tourists find in Italy.
Written July 11, 2017
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gr33nsp1der
Bangor, UK200 contributions
Beautiful church with lovely contemporary painting of St Frances
Oct 2015 • Friends
This is a lovely church, built in the thirteenth century (but altered later), with some good frescoes. There is a stunning painting of St Francis and six scenes from his life, painted in 1235, only nine years after his death.
Written November 5, 2015
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