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The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino

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Address: Piazza San Nicola, 62029 Tolentino, Italy
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The church has a classy Baroque interior, but its Medieval frescoes are its greatest treasure.

These are to be found in the Great Chapel, whose walls were entirely covered in the fourteenth century by the school of Rimini. The structure is unusual, having four levels or... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

These are to be found in the Great Chapel, whose walls were entirely covered in the fourteenth century by the school of Rimini. The structure is unusual, having four levels or story cycles, covering the depiction of the four evangelists; the life and death of the Virgin Mary; the life and death of Christ and the life and death of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

A must see when visiting Tolentino. St Nicholas is the patron saint of souls in purgatory. The saints remains were hidden in1345 and they were rediscovered in 1926. The walls of the great chapel are covered with paintings depicting various Christian messages. There is a large statue of St Nicholas attributed to Niccolo I'd Giovanni. The Museum and Cloister are... More 

1 Thank yvonne T
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Worth the trip into the inland depths of the Province of Macerat. I love when out of town guests come to visit so I can take them somewhere special, and this place never disappoints. Even Italian friends who may say in advance that they've seen lots of churches, and how great can it be. But it is. From the ornate... More 

1 Thank Tara R
Perth, Western Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Unfortunately we arrived at the basilica at noon and it was just closed re-opening at 2.30pm. However, the cloister was still open so we did not miss the chance to step in and have a look. It is delightful. There were a few other visitors, it was a hot day, but it was lovely and cool walking along the colonnade... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Lovely church and story boards of st. Nicholas ..dates back to 13th century. Beautiful frescos too painted in 14th century. it's a walk into the past and it's beautiful. It's free too.

2 Thank Karentipp
Carassai, Italy
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Is one of the most amazing experiences of Le Marche, retains an incredible number of works of art and architecture of the place is unique in Italy.

2 Thank Mariano_Pallottini
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

Loved the coffered ceiling with carved figures, some of the chapels and the dramatic red velvet curtains up by the altar.

2 Thank arcticboolie
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Although off the normal tourist route, a visit to the Basilica is well worth a diversion or special trip to Tolentino, St. Nicholas was a thirteenth-century saint and mystic, famed for the many miracles for which it is said he is responsible. There are various parts to the basilica. Apart from the main altarpiece (created Marchisiano di Giorgio in the... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2014

The entire place is beautiful. If you have religious interest this is a very important sanctuary related with St. Nicola. But the most relevant things are the extremely beautiful artistic works outside and inside the church. Differents stiles and magnificent details. The front of the church; the cripta; the cloister; the tumb of the saint; etc. Of particular interest are... More 

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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

This sanctuary is a large, beautiful, prayerful complex. It is well worth stepping into the basilica as it is stunning. But keep moving to see the crypt and the special chapel with relics. Most beautiful is the main chapel that was intended to house the body of San Nicola. The frescoes by the school of Rimini have influence of Giotto.... More 

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