As you walk along Via Covignano, once you have passed the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie, you will reach the ... More
Chiesa di San Fortunato
As you walk along Via Covignano, once you have passed the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie, you will reach the churchyard with a church, immersed in green and surrounded by pretty houses and gracious villas. It is possible to enjoy a beautiful view of the coast from the slopes of the Colle di Covignano s. With the panorama behind you, you will see the marvelous architectural vision: the church of San Fortunato. The church dates back to 1418 and was originally known as Santa Maria in Scolca and it was a rich abbey of the Benedictine Olivetani, built on the ruins of a castle given to the hermit monks of Saint Paul's by Carlo Malatesta. Renovations and changes were made during the 17th Century but they did not fundamentally changed the impact of Renaissance style, highlighted by The Adoration of the Magi the masterpiece of Giorgio Vasari created in 1547, which is located behind the main altar.
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
The San Gaudioso Catacombs are situated beneath the presbytery and the apse of the church of Santa Maria della Sanita.
Legend has it that after having been deprived of everything by the vandal, King Genserico, the saint, along with ...
This very old church, commissioned by the Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio and Byzantine Emperor Leo V, houses paintings by Bellini, Tintoretto,
Palma il Giovane, and Alessandro Vittoria. It was started by Antonio Gambello and finished by Mauro Codussi, who was ...