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Basilica di S.Agata Asciano

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Basilica di S.Agata
Piazza della Basilica, 2 53041 Asciano

Telephone 0577 718207


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From 9am to 7pm

The present basilica of Saint Agatha became a parish church in 1029, when it received the baptismal font from the little parish church of Saint Hippolytus.  Its architectural form is unique in the region of Siena.  In fact, its form consisting of a Latin cross is unusual.  The three apses seem to belong to the church's earlier Greek cross form.  We do know of an enlargement of the structure in the middle of the 13th century, at which time the facade was decorated with blind pointed arches and a corona of hanging smaller arches.

 

The church was elevated to the rank of Collegiate in 1542. The most important restoration works that characterize it were executed in 1885 and 1955; On the occasion of the first, all the baroque decorative elements and the seven side altars were demolished, while the second restoration brought the building to a style presumably close to the original one.


Externally, the basilica of Sant'Agata is characterized by the facade of the Gothic hall, whose masonry is made up of squared travertine blocks and is preceded by a large staircase realized only in the second half of the nineteenth century.


To the right of the basilica is the square-shaped bell tower, also made of square travertine blocks, with elements made of bricks at its summit. Unfortunately, the three classic windowing levels, with triphoric and biconical, have been partially buffered for stability problems, confirmed by the slight slope on the right, taken from the bell tower over time.


Later, the Greek cross form dating from the eleventh century and the octagonal bearing structure of the dome are best appreciated, with the top of it being a Renaissance terracotta lantern.

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Affresco di Madonna col Bambino e gli Arcangeli

GIROLAMO DEL GUASTA (1515 - 1520)

Annunciazione

MARTINO DI BARTOLOMEO

Assunzione della Vergine

GIOVANNI DI PAOLO (1460 circa)

Deposizione di Cristo morto (frammento)

SODOMA

La Via Crucis - introduzione

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Madonna col Bambino

SEGNA DI BONAVENTURA

Madonna col Bambino e Angeli

TADDEO DI BARTOLO

Madonna col Bambino in trono accompagnata da Sant'Agata e San Bernardino

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Natività della Vergine

MAESTRO DELL'OSSERVANZA

Sacra conversazione con Sant’Agata e San Bernardino

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San Paolo, San Giovanni Battista, Sant'Agata e San Pietro

ANDREA DI BARTOLO

Sant'Agata

Sant'Antonio con Gesù in braccio

Santissimo Crocifisso

(1440)

Via Crucis, Stazione 01 - La condanna

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Via Crucis, Stazione 02 - La consegna della croce

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Via Crucis, Stazione 03 - La prima caduta

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Via Crucis, Stazione 04 - Gesù incontra sua Madre

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Via Crucis, Stazione 05 - Gesù è aiutato a portare la croce da Simone di Cirene

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Via Crucis, Stazione 06 - Santa Veronica asciuga il volto di Gesù

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Via Crucis, Stazione 07 - Gesù cade per la seconda volta

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Via Crucis, Stazione 08 - Gesù ammonisce le donne di Gerusalemme

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Via Crucis, Stazione 09 - Gesù cade per la terza volta

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Via Crucis, Stazione 10 - Gesù è spogliato delle vesti

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Via Crucis, Stazione 11 - Gesù è inchiodato sulla croce

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Via Crucis, Stazione 12 - Gesù muore in croce

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Via Crucis, Stazione 13 - Gesù è deposto dalla croce

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Via Crucis, Stazione 14 - Il corpo di Gesù è deposto nel sepolcro

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