Chiesa di San Francesco, Pavia

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  • Church built in the 13th century, in the Gothic style of Lombardy, with some renovations dating back to the Baroque era and important restorations in the 19th and 20th centuries (this last intervention removed many of the Baroque decorations, highlighting the structure original). Very beautiful the facade, divided vertically into three parts; its decoration consists mainly of the alternation of the red of the terracotta and the white of the stone, other elements that characterize it are the five conical pinnacles, the double portal and a large triphore in the center (nineteenth century). Three-aisle Latin cross interior; the front, reserved for the faithful is typically Gothic, with cylindrical pillars supporting sharp sixth arches and wooden trusses. The rear (reserved for monks and older) is Romanesque, with vaults to cruise. In the transept of the left the Beccaria Chapel, with frescoes from the 13th century. Of the medieval decorations there is little else left, as it is covered by 18th-century renovations. They remain a St. Francis and a Madonna with the Child. Overall it conveys the feeling of a strong contrast between the exterior, decorated in an almost playful way, and the simplicity and austerity of the interior. It's worth a visit.
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  • The Church of St. Francis in Pavia, more than 700 years old, is presented with its facade with a pleasant chromatic impact between red and white, inside are preserved valuable works of art including the beautiful painting by Vincenzo Campi related to St. Matthew.
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  • Pavia is my favorite city from Italy.
  • Beautiful Franciscan church located in the center of Pavia a short distance from the university the outside polychrome presents a very sober appearance taken inside by three aisles with high wooden ceiling a rather recent wise restoration allowed the vision of beautiful frescoes with bright colors
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