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Collegiata di San Martino Foiano

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Collegiata di San Martino
Piazza della Collegiata 52045 Foiano della Chiana

Telephone 0575 648384


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Built in the XVI-XVIII centuries, the Church of S. Martin Foiano is an imposing building, one of the largest churches in the Val di Chiana, located along the first wall of PAESA, with which it shares the material used for the construction, brick, constitutes one of the most characteristic corners of Old Town. The facade of the Collegiate is simple, perhaps incomplete, has two orders of pilasters and two linear frames, the rectangular portal is surmounted by an arched window and the masonry facings, allows you to see the other two portals provided and towel; laterally repeat the curvilinear used as buttresses. The church has a Latin cross, with the nave divided into three parts by ribs plastered. The transept has a vaulted ceiling to the two arms, joined by a small dome, and the apse has a vault. On either side of the nave there are six chapels with vaulted ceiling, are places where many stone altars. Top runs a cornice in the neoclassical style, which charged the large arch becomes the cornerstone of two large columns with capitals. The church is most important works: - "Crucifix" by Francesco Della Robbia - Fra 'Ambrogio - (first half of '500); - "St. John the Evangelist" by Francesco Della Robbia (first half of '500); - "St. Mary Magdalene" by Francesco Della Robbia (first half of '500); - "Our Lady of the belt" by Andrea della Robbia (first half of '500); - "S. Rocco "Raffaele Vanni of Siena (1587-1678); - "Coronation of the Virgin with Saints" by Luca Signorelli (1523); - "Christ crucified" by Orazio Porta di Savino M.San pupil of Vasari (1540-1613); - "Death of St. Joseph" the Florentine Saints Pacini (1774); - "Our Lady of Mercy" John Cimica Aretino (1743-1788); - "Madonna and Saints" by Antonio Cercignani said "The Pomarancio" (1562-1629); - "Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine" Saints Castellucci of Castiglione (1608-1672); - "St. Michael the Archangel who hunts demons" of saints Pacini (eighteenth century); - "Birth of St. John the Baptist" by Michelangelo Vestrucci (XVII century);

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