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Chiesa dei Santissimi Jacopo e Filippo

Piazza Santi Jacopo E Filippo, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
+39 0571 668054
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Double whammy: Boccaccio's gravesite in center aisle & a saint's openly visible remains

For many unaccustomed to such a stark reminder of life's transient aspects, seeing the remains of... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
preglad
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New York
Unpretentious small church

Essentially Romanesque with Renaissance touches. The grave monument of the Blessed Tomaso is a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2015
operalover939
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Toronto, Canada
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20 Apr 2016
“Double whammy: Boccaccio's gravesite in center aisle & a saint's openly visible remains”
6 Oct 2015
“Unpretentious small church”
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Piazza Santi Jacopo E Filippo, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

For many unaccustomed to such a stark reminder of life's transient aspects, seeing the remains of Saint Julia can be a bit offsetting. However it's a common enough cultural phenomenon in southern Europe. I remember seeing hundreds of skeletons in the catacombs of the Appian...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Essentially Romanesque with Renaissance touches. The grave monument of the Blessed Tomaso is a touch gruesome. The chief reason for visiting -- unless you wish to worship there -- is that it contains the grave of Boccaccio, who was born and died here.

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