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The Church of San Francesco in Modena: a medieval masterpiece that tells the history of the city

Feb 4, 2015 3:28:03 PM Posted By admin admins

Those who decide to spend a weekend or a holiday in Modena Hotel Estense, certainly can not miss the beauty of the old town where stands out among all, the wonderful church of San Francesco. Located in the heart of the city of Modena, this Franciscan church was built in 1244, in the Middle Ages, and that's why its Gothic style is simple, without excessive details of composition, as well as impose the creed Franciscan.

 

Visit the Church of San Francesco in Modena is a unique opportunity because it is one of the oldest Franciscan churches across Europe, magnificently preserved until today, thanks to the recovery and restructuring that have taken place over the centuries. The last major renovation dates back to 800, but none of the basic design has changed over time and the church appears today as it was built almost 1,000 years ago.

 

In the inner part of the church, all those who love art will regain one of the masterpieces of Antonio Begarelli, one from Modena sculptures lived in the first half of '500. "The Deposition of Christ from the Cross" is a group of less than 13 terracotta statues representing a religious moment full of pathos. Frescos and other paintings complement an interior that is simple, but winning at first glance the visitor for the kindness of the forms and the incredible harmony that can be noticed between the various aisles.

 

If the exterior of the church is just as simple, built solely of bricks, manages to give grandeur to the Church bell tower to octagonal base that was built on the side of the church. At the entrance of the Church of San Francesco, then, it stands a simple circular fountain with the saint was created by the sculptor Giuseppe Graziosi many years later, in 1920. The church, for its history, embodies the soul of Modena and is one of the most beautiful places in the entire city.

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