Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, Pisa

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  • Construction of the Order of St. Stephen's Order Church began four hundred and fifty years ago, and for the new building, the old Church of St. Sebastian, which had been on this site for about 500 years, was completely destroyed. It is not known what the old temple looked like, but it turns out that "behind it" is not quite a thing. The bell tower, built after three years of consecration of the church, is particularly decorated. Note that in the mid-19th century there were plans for a radical restructuring of the temple, but in the end it was not implemented.
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  • Beautiful sixteenth-century church, designed by Vasari (who heavily contributed to the buildings of the square), and which contributes to the beauty of Piazza dei Cavalieri. However, it underwent expansions and changes in the 17th and 19th centuries If you liked this review, you can read my others on Pisa (and not only) and I'm pleased with a click on: Is it useful? And if you want you can follow me... Thank you :)
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  • Construction began on 17 April 1565 in order to build a church for the Order of Knights of St Stephan, founded by the Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici to fight Saracen piracy in the Mediterranean. The project with designs and oversight by Giorgio Vasari and David Fortiniwas to build a church on the site of an older church called San Sebastiano alle Fabbriche Maggiori, which dated at least to 1074. The new church on the site was consecrated by 21 December 1569. The facade, in white marble was designed by Don Giovanni de' Medici, illegitimate son of Cosimo I, with the help of Alessandro Pieroni; their designs were chosen over Vasari’s original plan. An inscription commemorates completion during the reign of Ferdinando I de' Medici. The bell-tower, also designed by Vasari, was completed by 1572 by Giovanni Fancelli. The main altar designs were by Pier Francesco Silvani. Many alterations and additions were proposed and made over the next two centuries, including plans by Gherardo Mechini, Paolo Guidotti, Ranieri Gherardi, Torpè Donati, Alessandro Gherardesca, Florido Galli, Niccolò Matas, and Pasquale Poccianti. The final reconstruction in 1859, completed after the suppression of the order, creates the clearer interior systematization of columns we see today.
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