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Chiesa dei Francescani

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Chiesa dei Francescani

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From Bolzano: Private Day Tour by car: The Great Dolomites Road

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See some of the UNESCO-listed Dolomites’ most beautiful and distinctive vistas when you embark on this full-day, private tour. Meet your guide at your Bolzano accommodation—hotel pickup and drop-off are included for your convenience—and set off on the Great Dolomites Road. You’ll ascend to the Pordoi and the Sella Passes, will linger in the scenic Gardena Valley, and can go on an optional cable car ride to Sass Pordoi.
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ANGELO V wrote a review Oct 20
Milan, Italy1,560 contributions158 helpful votes
A church originally built in the Gothic period, it was severely damaged during WWII. After the war it was reconstructed, but all the original frescoes were lost. Today, it looks like a modern church, with beautiful stained glass windows beneath the main altar. The most stunning piece of art here is the main altarpiece. There is also a beautiful cloister, but it was closed when I visited.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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PaulB wrote a review Oct 2019
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,147 contributions555 helpful votes
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The Franciscan Church and adjacent Monastery date back to the beginning of the 14th century. It is one of the few churches of its time, which shows the gothic signs. The famous 'Klocker Altar'was erected around 1500; it's a Christmas altar designed to illustrate to the beholder the miracle of the Incarnation of Christ. Mary and Joseph kneel before the divine child. The wooden altar was banished to the attic for centuries and was not re-erected by the monks until the 19th century. The walls of the church are almost empty. One of the few fresco paintings, created around 1500, represents an absolute art historical rarity, the university culture in a church. The 14th-century cloister is adorned with Gothic frescoes and 18th-century paintings.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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vessi80 wrote a review Aug 2019
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom905 contributions323 helpful votes
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This was my last stop on a Monday afternoon tour of some of the city's fine churches. 'The best until last' . Personally true. Open daily from 10 until 5.30pm and from 2.30pm on Sundays. Minutes away from the very fragrant but hot and busy Piazza Erbe, is complete cool, complete cloistered calm. The exterior wall and large trees are the first clue. Fantastic stained glass. A knockout of a Klocker altar (visit the Civic Museum to see his famous religious sculpture). Fine Frescoes and huge paintings depicting the saint's life. Sublime !
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Shelleyash wrote a review Apr 2019
San Diego, California1,835 contributions287 helpful votes
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Kind of out of the way of most of the tourist attractions. It seemed deserted and I’m glad we took a chance on it. It was really peaceful. There is a courtyard to walk around and you can enjoy the frescos that art painted all the way around as well as the arched ceilings. The chapel has gorgeous stained glass windows!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Thomas Ozbun wrote a review Feb 2019
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions231 helpful votes
The Franciscan Friary, originally built during the 13th century, however, its present form is mostly from the 14th century. It was bombed during WWII and thus partly rebuilt, losing many of its interior frescoes. It features a nice Gothic altar by Hans Klocker, and a really nice Gothic cloister from the 14th century with many frescoes still intact
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Date of experience: March 2018
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