Sant'Andrea

Sant'Andrea, Pistoia

Sant'Andrea
4.5
Religious Sites
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Gi0vanni
Cambridge, UK117 contributions
Couples
The initial sight of the exterior of San Andrea hints that it might be special, but inside one can only marvel at the beauty of this seventh century gem. The highlights are the exquisite pulpit carved by Pisano with scenes from the life of Jesus from the Nativity to the Crucifixion with accuracy in the detail that is remarkable. The crucifix , by the same artist , depicts a clothed Christ and is extraordinarily beautiful, These alone would make a visit worthwhile , but there is a painting and a carved font that are also so beautiful that I came away from this church thinking how privileged I had been to have it all to myself on a Sunday afternoon. This is definitely one of the hidden jewels of Tuscany.
Written September 22, 2014
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GloriaAnchio
Philadelphia, PA180 contributions
Family
Pulpits, for instance, in Pisa and Siena, are famous. The same family did the one in this church -- and yet almost no one visits! But the advantage is that you will have time to study it and enjoy it from many angles.
Written September 10, 2018
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,307 contributions
Couples
Henry Moore, one the great sculptors of the 20th century, called Pisano the first modern sculptor. The pulpit here at Sant'Andrea is one of his masterpieces and this piece alone make Pistoia a place that might be visited. Less than a half hour from Florence, Pistoia is a quiet town not inundated by tourists -- the pulpit here is a 13th century work that predates the Renaissance. Pisano worked at both Pisa and Siena. Here the pulpit has five reliefs: the Annunciation and Nativity; the Adoration, the Dream of the Magi and the Angel warning Joseph; the Massacre of the Innocents; the Crucifixion; and the Last Judgement. Remarkably fine work where people come alive.
Written July 25, 2015
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
Couples
The Saint Andrea church is one of those true jewels that you visit while traveling and then always remember. The carved marble pulpit by Pisano is an architectural masterpiece without parallel ( except for the Bernini pulpit in the Vaticano). Simply magnificent. Many other masterpiece ps inside this ancient church. You'll enjoy. ...
Written October 30, 2015
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Barbara M
Camerano Casasco86 contributions
Couples
We visited this church late in the afternoon and sat at the back for about 15 minutes whilst the evening mass concluded. They were a very welcoming congregation (later the spotlights were kindly turned on to better illuminate the pulpit) and the time waiting allowed us to quietly consider some of the other treasures within the church. The pulpit is the obvious, star attraction but there are other little joys as well, so when visiting have a good wander around.
The church is open in the morning (8.00-12.30) and the afternoon (15.00 – 18.00), and is outside the city’s car exclusion zone. Park at the beginning of the street (to the north near Chiesa di Santa Maria in Ripalta). If, however you wish to visit the other reason why folks come to Pistoia, the restaurant BisteccaToscana which is a stone’s throw away (see separate review) you may have time on your hands. Suggest when making a booking at the restaurant you ask how early you may arrive and in the interim period you may wish to spend some time in a wonderful gelateria opposite Chiesa di Santa Maria in Ripalta – their chocolate ice cream, in particular is stunning!
Written August 10, 2015
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sallydeane
Robina, Australia30 contributions
Pistoia is an amazing little town, loved every minute on our 4 night stay. Definitely worth a visit to SantAndrea
Written January 13, 2020
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Bo Jan M
3 contributions
Couples
Must see the jewel of Tuscany. Great historic place with good information centre....good and cozy places to rest, eat and drink.
Written November 16, 2019
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Dennis M
Ripon, UK104 contributions
Couples
There are so many beautiful old buildings to visit when you are in Pistoia, Sant'Andrea is no exception, Well worth a visit
Written June 17, 2019
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alexineberry
Clitheroe, UK211 contributions
Couples
A little out on a limb but worth the walk. See the 13th century Pisano pulpit. Lots of walking tours - just wait until they have moved on.
Written May 23, 2019
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Peter B
Pistoia, Italy38 contributions
Family
A beautiful church dating from the days of the Longobards, this austerely beautiful church has two masterpieces, a pulpit and crucifix by Pisano. Not to be missed...
Written December 15, 2016
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Sant'Andrea is open:
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM