Church of Saint Francis, Tolentino

The Chiesa di San Francesco (Church of Saint Francis) dates from the second half of the 13th century. On the back of the church stands an iconic tower with three clocks that can be seen from Piazza della Libertá. The interior preserves a set of frescoes dating from the 14th to the 17th century. The church was closed after the earthquake that hit this region of Italy in 2006.

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Interior features

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Steps to enter the building or churchyard
  • Café within 500m

Other nearby buildings

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Basilica of St. Nicholas

The 13th-century Basilica of St. Nicholas is part of the Augustinian Monastery in the city of Tolentino. The church was a cathedral until 1586. Initially placed under the invocation of St. Augustine, the basilica was definitively dedicated to St. Nicholas after the accumulation of donations due to the popular fervour for the city's saint.

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San Severino Cathedral

The Cathedral of San Severino was probably founded in the 13th century for the Augustinians. It preserves the 15th-century facade, a Gothic portal decorated with terracotta remains of frescoes attributed to Lorenzo d'Alessandro. The vast interior was reduced to its present state in 1776 and 1827 when the Augustinian church was transformed into a cathedral.

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Treia Cathedral

The present Treia Cathedral building was constructed between 1782 and 1814 according to the plans of the architect Andrea Vici. It has a Greek cross plan with three naves, divided by Corinthian columns and pillars. It has a large crypt. The church was damaged after the earthquake that hit central Italy in 2016.