Chiesa San Francesco

Chiesa San Francesco, Cortona

Chiesa San Francesco
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Kroulak
Brno, Czech Republic3,746 contributions
Nice church
Aug 2020 • Family
Nice church with fragment of Jesus cross and St.Franciscus clothing,children like a lights candle on and listen the history👍
Written August 27, 2020
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Robert B
Saratoga Springs, NY984 contributions
One of the Highlights of Cortona!
Oct 2019
Constant Companion and I visited Cortona along with our culinary group. It is an Etruscan town almost 2000 feet high up on a hill. All of its streets, except one, are very steep and narrow! There are several sites worth visiting, including Chiesa San Francisco, Duomo di Cortona, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Signorelli, and Bramasole made famous in Frances Mayes' "Under the Tuscan Sun". We were impressed by all but were particularly fond of Chiesa San Franciso due to its fragment of the Holy Cross and relics(habit and death cushion) of St. Francis of Assisi!
Written March 1, 2020
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lindacrick
Granville, OH498 contributions
What a surprise and treat!
Sep 2019
Relics of St. Francis and Jesus's cross in this beautiful chiesa at the top of nice set of stairs on a side street in Cortona.
Written October 22, 2019
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Free admission
Sep 2019 • Couples
Just a few blocks uphill from the main plaza is this wonderful little church. Absolutely beautiful inside and out. Free stand worth checking out
Written September 30, 2019
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Katherine8183
Auburn, NY2,807 contributions
Fascinating Church in Cortona
Sep 2018
I found this church fascinating. There is a relic of the Holy Cross on the alter, encased behind glass. You can walk right up on the alter and touch it. A very moving and spiritual experience. There are items, including a tunic, that belonged to St. Francis of Assisi encased in a display case. The church is simple with beautiful artwork and wooden ceilings. A must see in Cortona.
Written January 22, 2019
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bigvicSydney
Sydney, Australia3,551 contributions
Thirteenth Century church seems very original
Sep 2018 • Couples
It’s amazing when you see buildings that seem almost untouched for hundreds of years. This is not a super large church by the standards we’ve seen on our trip but is definitely interesting. And having seen so many decorated ceilings the plain timber here is quite a change. Worth climbing to get to.
Written September 28, 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
An important monument
Sep 2018 • Friends
The recently restored church was built in the 13th century on the ruins of Roman thermal baths. It was built by Brother Elias, the head of the Franciscan order and the successor of Saint Francis. His tomb as well as the tomb of Luca Signorelli, the famous painter from Cortona, are preserved inside the church, which is located very near central square.
Written September 26, 2018
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Phil O
Bolton, UK1,849 contributions
Great church with relics
May 2018
One of the most historical churches in Cortona , inside there are various works of art & relics including a fragment of the Holy Cross brought by Brother Elia from Constantinople. There are also some objects that belonged to St Francis od Assisi and the tomb of Elia himself.
Written June 13, 2018
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Epicureously
London, UK996 contributions
Historical
May 2018 • Friends
We stayed right next to this church which looks quite insignificant from the outside.
Inside it’s quite large and importantly has links with Francis of Assisi.
It also has a case containing splinters from the cross of Christ.
Written May 6, 2018
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currycook
Europe766 contributions
With history of saint Francis
May 2018
Very interesting on the inside concerning saint Francis, as I viewed his tunic I thought how different from the wealthy modern religious leaders of today. Very nice and worth a stop as you head up to the top of the hill/city
Written May 4, 2018
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