Chiostro e Convento di San Francesco

Chiostro e Convento di San Francesco, Suvereto

Chiostro e Convento di San Francesco

Chiostro e Convento di San Francesco
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Ethel B
Italy107 contributions
Very pretty
Jan 2017 • Couples
I love visiting this type of structures. I love the calmness that I can feel from it. I think that now it is apartment homes for locals. I thought that was really nice.
Written 8 January 2017
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Amanda1503
Wigan, UK114 contributions
Great photo spot
Aug 2015 • Family
Very beautiful and great for photos, but not really a lot else to do unless there is an event there. It is the centre of a lot of the village festivities, but even on a normal day, its definitely worth the walk up the short, but steep hill, to see the lovely architecture.
Written 8 September 2015
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,180 contributions
Convent linked to the memory of Emperor Henry VII, of which today only the cloister remains
Jul 2014 • Friends
This Franciscan monastery dates from the late thirteenth century, but of it only the beautiful cloister remains, recently restored and used for cultural events.
The convent no longer exists because it was suppressed in Napoleonic times (even the church was demolished); then the building was turned to dwelling functions.
The most striking memory involving this convent is linked to life - and in particular to the death - of Henry VII, last of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire who tried (in vain) to re-establish their authority over Italy (Dante Alighieri - between others - had high hopes in Henry VII to oppose the overwhelming Pope's power).
Henry VII died in August 1313 in Buonconvento, south of Siena. It is planned his burial in the Cathedral of Pisa (Ghibelline city, so favorable to the Emperor), but his tomb takes time to be carved (it will be ready only in 1315).
The body is then transported in Suvereto (city which at the time was owned by Pisa) and precisely in this monastery, where (excluding the head) it's subjected to the ritual of "spolpamento": it is boiled, flesh is stripped and the bones are separated and stored in a box, waiting to travel by sea to Pisa.
This somewhat macabre ritual is thus the most famous event that took place in the convent, and I imagine the tale of it will hit (as it did with me) any visitor.
Written 3 June 2015
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