> Home > What to visit > Churches and Monasteries


Visualizza sulla mappa

Cattedrale della NativitÓ di Maria Asciano

CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES

Cattedrale della NativitÓ di Maria

SUGGEST ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS
To receive more information on this site or to send corrections and additions to the subject complete the form below:










PHONE NUMBERS AND TIMES

Cattedrale della NativitÓ di Maria
LocalitÓ Monte Oliveto Maggiore



Business card (vCard)


The Cathedral of the Nativity of Mary, annexed to the monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, was built between 1400 and 1417 as a new abbey church. It is located on the north side of the convent building and connected to it through the large cloister.


The large building, which was solemnly consecrated in the year 1417, was built in the Italian Gothic style and internally covered with polychrome frescoes along the walls of the nave and in the apse.


Between 1503 and 1505, it was enriched by a large wooden choir, the work of the monk carver: Fra Giovanni da Verona.


In the period 1772 - 1778, the interior of the church was radically changed to the Baroque style, based on a project by the architect Giovanni Antinori. This restoration, despite having radically changed the internal aspect of the church, left its' original Latin cross structural plan intact.


The high altar, located in the central apse of the church, is flanked by two minor altars inserted in two side niches.
Furthermore, on both sides of the transept, there are:
the chapel of the Holy Crucifix on the left
the imposing sacristy on the right, next to the door connecting to the cloister of the abbey.


Finally, the two side walls of the Gothic hall are completely occupied by the inlaid wooden choir where, even today, the friars take their places during the daily religious services.

STAY NEARBY

Piccolo hotel SAN VALENTINO

ASCIANO

The seduction of the Crete Senesi and the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, undoubtedly ext...

CRISTENA

ASCIANO

The farmhouse is situated 500 metres away from the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Hospit...

CASA DI MOCCIO

ASCIANO

“Casa di Moccio” is a small farmhouse which consists in only 2 apartments for ...

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT NEARBY

Ristorante Bar La Torre di Monte Oliveto

ASCIANO

At the main entrance of the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore we find this ancient restauran...

Ristorante Piccolo Hotel San Valentino

ASCIANO

The seduction of the Crete Senesi and the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, undoubtedly ext...

IL POZZO DI CHIUSURE, Osteria Enoteca

ASCIANO

Tuscany is a wonderland, rich in unique and rare, places where you can still taste and bre...