San Lino

Local nameSan Francesco
LocationVolterra, Italy

The church of San Francesco is an ancient church Volterra in the province of Pisa.

The plain stone church was built in the 13th century for a community of Franciscan friars. The interior has marble monuments to members of the aristocratic family of Counts Guidi, who were patrons of the order. The monument to bishop Guidi was designed by Felice Palma. Among the paintings in the altars flanking the nave is a Concession by Giovanni Battista Naldini, a Nativity by Giovanni Balducci, a Crucifixion attributed to Bartolomeo Neroni, and a Crucifixion painted by Cosimo Daddi. The paintings of the Circumcision of Christ by Luca Signorelli and the stunning masterpiece of the Deposition by Rosso Fiorentino are no longer here, the church for which they were painted; the former is in the National Gallery of London, while the latter has been moved to the Pinacoteca Civica of Volterrra. The baptismal font was sculpted by Giovanni Battista Bava in 1552.

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Address 3 Piazza Marcello Inghirami, Volterra 56048, Italy

Coordinates 43°24'15.999" N 10°51'21.766" E

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