In the footsteps of St. Bernardino of Siena

St. Bernardino was not only an important figure in the Church, but was also an astute observer of the society he lived in. This tour will introduce you to the Sienese orator-saint, who was born in Massa Marittima in 1380, the year of the death of S. Caterina. We'll visit the grand basilica of S. Francesco, where Bernardino began his religious career, and the nearby Oratory dedicated to him, with splendid frescoes by Domenico Beccafumi, Sodoma and Girolamo del Pacchia depicting episodes from the life of the Virgin Mary. In Piazza del Campo, we'll read some passages from the saint's celebrated sermons - still germane today -, and then continue on to see some of the most important places of his life in the city, like the location of his first sermon, and the hospital where he assisted the sick.


Max duration: 3 hours


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