>> SANCTUARY MADONNA OF THE GOOD TRIP NEAR THE TEMPLE OF SAN BIAGIO
Via di S. Biagio - tel. 0578 716327
From the intersection of the roads toward Pienza and toward Chianciano Terme, we take an avenue flanked by cypresses that it conducts to the temple of S. Biagio. The temple exists subsequently for the wish of the people to a miraculous event, regarding a fourteenth-century image of the Virgo with his/her/their Child, happened in 1518. The 15 September of the same year was set the first stone of the factory: the jobs, directed by Anthony by Sangallo the Old one, they extended him up to 1580. In 1739 the temple was consecrate from the Bishop of Montepulciano and in 1963 the miraculous image has been proclaimed "Madonna of the Good Trip". Her principal religious parties fall on February 3 for the martyrdom of S. Biagio and the first Sunday of September, during which the Madonna of the Good Trip is invoked.
SANCTUARY MADONNA OF THE THREE ANCESTRESSES IN THE CHURCH OF THE JESUS
From the intersection of the roads toward Pienza and toward Chianciano Terme, we take an avenue flanked by cypresses that it conducts to the temple of S. Biagio. The temple exists subsequently for the wish of the people to a miraculous event, regarding a fourteenth-century image of the Virgo with his/her/their Child, happened in 1518. The 15 September of the same year was set the first stone of the factory: the jobs, directed by Anthony by Sangallo the Old one, they extended him up to 1580. In 1739 the temple was consecrate from the Bishop of Montepulciano and in 1963 the miraculous image you/he/she has been proclaimed "Madonna of the Good Trip". Her principal religious parties fall on February 3 for the martyrdom of S. Biagio and the first Sunday of September, during which the Madonna of the Good Trip is invoked.
SANCTUARY OF S. AGNESE
Piazza S. Agnese, tel. 0578 757205
The sanctuary of the Saint Poliziana is found in an overlooking spiazzo the sixteenth-century bastions of it Brings her/it to the Lawn, that opens in the low part of the historical center. It rises out on a knoll the city boundaries and you/he/she was founded by Saint Agnese Segni (1268-1317), Dominican nun, in 1306. The hill chosen by the Saint to build its church was turned to houses to like and S. Agnese ransomed him/it for 1200 liras: the hill therefore from place of sin it became place of prayer. The primitive church had widened in 1311 and taken the name of S. Maria Novella, but immediately after the death of the holy one, the devotees began to call her/it church of S. Agnese; on to end of the XVII century the temple you/he/she was submitted restructurings to radicals. The liturgical party of sant'Agnese falls the 20 of April but every year, beginning from this date, in the sanctuary agnesianos are followed nine days of intense prayer that culminate with the 1░ of May popular party of the holy one.
>> SANCTUARY OF SAINT MARIA DELLE GRAZIE
Piazzale delle Grazie
It rises to around a km from the ancient boundaries towns, in direction of Torrita and Sinalunga. The sanctuary, that goes up again to the second halves 1500, was built in substitution of a chapel risen in the place where a prodigious fact happened: he/she reveres you, in fact, an image fourteenth-century of Maria with Child, crowned in 1741 by the Chapter Vatican. The image is considered miraculous because in 1514 it was stricken from a youth with some stabs; from it alive blood gushed out, whose traces are still visible. The irascible one was tried and death row inmate. One first small church immediately was erected after the miraculous event; his/her fathers carmelitani, called in 1561, they built the actual church instead and they officiated her/it up to the 1775 allorquando it became parish center. Inside the church they are also present a 1400 wooden crucifix and a rare Renaissance organ to reeds of cypress and cloths of the Betti, of the Barbiani, of the Nasini and of the Ferretti. The principal religious party falls the third Sunday of September, during which the consecration is celebrated dedication of the Sanctuary to the Madonna.
>> SANCTUARY OF THE MADONNA DELLA QUERCE
LocalitÓ Madonna della Querce
From the sanctuary of S. Agnese, on the right we cross a sinuous road toward Acquaviva, that later around 3 kms it conducts us to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Oaks. The origins of the sanctuary go up again to miraculous events connected to the cult of an image mariana. In June of 1690 a man, passing for the brushwood of the place, hurls from a horse. Believing that the place was infested by demons, it put in a hollow of an oaks a terracotta image of the Madonna. Subsequently, around to it numerous miracles of recoveries happened. In the place become destination of many believers, the Jesuit fathers made to build a small church, consecrate in 1699. In the following century, around the dwarfish church a greater building was built. After the leaving of the Jesuits from Montepulciano in 1775 the church passed to the chapter that did her/it officiate from a delegated canon. Currently the sanctuary is not regularly officiated. The principal religious party falls in Sunday of the SS. TrinitÓ and you/he/she is taken care of by the parish of S. Agnese.
CHURCH OF S.AGOSTINO
Where the street widens in the Manin Plaza, above a brief stairway the precious fašade of the church of Sant'Agostino raises him owed to the Michelozzo, work of Renaissance taste with forms of the slow Gothic Florentine. The fašade is divided by grooved pillars above which, in the second level, they open ogival niches for statues. The beautiful portal festonato picks up in the fanlight a relief in terracotta of representative Michelozzo the Madonna and the Saints Giovanni Battista and Agostino. The superior part, fully Renaissance, it brings an elaborate rose window and above, within the great eardrum, a coat of arms is situated clipeato. The inside, to an only aisle, you/he/she was rehandled in 1784-1791 suppressing the side arms of the cruise and shortening the apse.
>> IL DUOMO (THE CATHEDRAL)
The Cathedral, risen on the place of the ancient Parish of Saint Maria, it was erect between 1592 and 1630 on sketch of Ippolito Scalza and restored in 1988. The fašade of raw wall has never been completed, it raises him above a staircase and introduces three portals and three windows. To the left angle it advances the bell tower of the ancient Parish, incomplete work of the second halves 1400; the sides are observed, beautiful in their simplicity. The inside, of harmonious lines, it is to Latin cross divided by pillars in three aisles. The central aisle, with time to barrel you/he/she is defined by tall pillars that frame the arcs of connection with the side aisles.