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San Giovanni Fuoricivitas

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Simplicity and calm inside this church, hiding a sculptural gem!

Drove off the A11 at Pistoia on our way to Florence, solely to visit the church of San Giovanni... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Greenwich, Connecticut
Another very interesting pulpi

The church in itself is not special, although the side facade with its typical medieval stripped... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Pierre B
San Gwann, Malta
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19 Aug 2017
“Simplicity and calm inside this church, hiding a sculptural gem!”
31 Oct 2016
“Another very interesting pulpi”
Via Cavour, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 24784
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Drove off the A11 at Pistoia on our way to Florence, solely to visit the church of San Giovanni Fuoricivitas. This is not a cathedral by any measure, but its simplicity has the effect of making its few architectural or decorative elements stand out clearly....More

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The church in itself is not special, although the side facade with its typical medieval stripped marble is incredible. Inside again it is a typical medieval church but there is one of the most unusual medieval pulpits I have ever seen. On one side it...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The facade is amazing with its antique stripes. It holds excellent pieces of art, altars, baptismal fonts and painting.

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

at some point in the middleages Pistoia counted 115 churches, for a population of 8000 people. The catholic church at the time was certainly onje of the main employers! San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, ie St John outcide the city walls, is one of those 115 churches,...More

Thank pietro b
Reviewed 9 September 2013

A church with an impressive and very distinctive exterior. Inside it was somewhat of a different story, as the interior was rather gloomy making it difficult to make out any details. Since it is free, however, it is definitely worth popping in if you are...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

With such a bravura front it would be difficult for the interior to match it. This most extraordinary of buildings proclaims wealth with its show facade to the street. Internally it is dark and pretty boring apart from the exceptional pulpit which is well worth...More

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Lauren C
31 October 2015|
Response from pietro b | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I wouldn't know. In Italy churches are generally open all day, and certainly on Sundays mornings.