Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Massa Marittima

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,464 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The church with stone facade was begun in 1299 for the Augustinian order. Augustinian friars planned the building to replace the church of San Pietro dell’Orto , which was too small for the growth of citizens
Above the main entrance you can see a fresco inside a lunette.
Internal with one large nave in Gothic style where you can see several beautiful paintings dated back in 17tn century.
Beautiful the cloister beside the church
Written August 11, 2021
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,656 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
The Sant'Agostino church (still beautiful Gothic style, especially the inside and the apse are appreciable) isn't among the major attractions of a monumental city as Massa Marittima is. But its value changes if we consider it as the pivot of the planning of the "Città Nuova" (New Town).
In the first half of the thirteenth century Massa Marittima, at the peak of its prosperity because its mining activity, decides a substantial expansion, on the plateau where the church now stands. As almost always happens in these cases in the Middle Ages, the new urban appendix - following the example of the cities of ancient Roman Empire - features a gridiron plan, which strongly contrasts with the previous, irregularly sprawling city. And S. Agostino is the heart of this new appendix.
The "Città Nuova" is also rich in environmental values ​​(especially in smaller alleys, mostly pedestrianized), but less than the old one; as it will be built very slowly. The church of S. Agostino itself will be finished only in 1299.
This means that today this part of town isn't as pedestrian-friendly as the old part. In particular, I find a scar that the church square is occupied by a "herringbone" parking lot. Since the lot has just eight places, it would not be difficult to find alternative accommodation for eight cars.
Written July 17, 2015
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