Chiesa di Santa Maria in Provenzano

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Provenzano

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Provenzano
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Santa Maria in Provenzano church was built in the 16th century in late-Renaissance-Baroque style.
The layout of the church is a latin cross.
Inside you can admire the amazing altar as well as wonderful oaintings.
Admission is free, although a small donation will alway be appreciated.
Written December 12, 2022
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Having wandered around the beautiful city of Siena we literally came across this lovely gem without knowing what it was. Completely empty of people and yet it exuded such reverence, I'm still baffled as to why it wasn't full of people. There are plenty of Basillicas in Siena but this one was really lovely. Small and not ornate, it had a feeling of invitation and welcome to it that so many others don't.
Wheelchair and kid friendly.
Written May 11, 2018
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
A nice Mannerist church, built in the 16th century, and located a bit out of the main centre far from the tourist crowds.
Written January 17, 2019
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chrisv5101
Bristol, UK224 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Tucked away off the main streets near the San Sebastiano church,this can be easily missed but still worth a look.With so many wonderful sights in Siena,churches like this can be overlooked but it would be a shame to miss this one.
Written December 11, 2018
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Birgit M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
This is one of the most beautiful churches of Siena close to Via dei Rossi and you shouldn't miss it!
Written September 3, 2018
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This beautiful church with a marble facade was built in a Mannerist design with a Latin cross format between 1595 and 1611. It was built as a Marion Shrine to a 14 century terracotta icon of the Madonna, the Madonna di Provenzano, around which it is believed several miracles have occurred. The icon is now housed in a special case on the main altar of the church.

The Palio held on the 2nd of July each year is called the Palio de Provenzano in honour of the Madonna di Provenzano.

The church itself is beautifully decorated with many frescoes and paintings in the 4 chapels, 2 either side of the main altar, the apse and the nave. The cupola has frescoes of the 4 saints of Siena.

We have been inside this church on several occasions and still see something new on every occasion. On our last visit we were lucky enough to be there when a concert was being held by a youth orchestra from Calabria. The orchestra and singers were excellent, as was the acoustics.

The church is located in the territory of the Giraffa Contrada and therefore was covered in Giraffa flags following that Contrada's win in the 2 July 2017 Palio.
Written September 9, 2017
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mcklmason
Clayton, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We wandered around Siena and stumbled across this jewel. There were only two people inside so we had it to ourselves. The basilicas in Italy are so amazing but that being said, this was one of my favorite churches. It was smaller and although not as ornate as some of the cathedrals, had a wonderful charm.
Written August 9, 2017
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We came across this beautiful place on our tour of many of churches on the day of the Palio. It was bedecked with Giraffa flags - who later went on to win the race ahead of our Aquila. Well worth a brief visit.
Written July 13, 2017
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The church Santa Maria in Provenzano is located in Piazza Provenzano, not far from the basilica of San Francesco. It was closed when we visited.
Written June 6, 2017
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PersianOldMan
Ridgewood, NJ210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We were just exploring the beautiful Siena aimlessly when we came by this beautiful little church. The older gentleman invited us in for a viewing and informed us that it is a museum to "Contrada del Lecorno (Unicorn)".
The chapel is used for the meeting and is filled with beautiful paintings and sculptures.
In the back you will find the museum to the contrada. It has the flags to the Palios that they have won in the past, their costumes, and objects for the Palio.
FANTASTICO.
Written June 5, 2017
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