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Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista - Siena, Italia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 18.988 E 011° 19.843
32T E 688998 N 4798596
Quick Description: The church of San Giovanni Battista, also called Oratorio dei Tredicini is one of the churches of Siena located in Casato di Sotto, today the oratory of the Noble Contrada dell'Aquila.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 12/6/2018 6:27:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMZN7E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
The wikipedia website tell us about the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista:
quote:

"The church was founded in 1629 by the lay Congregation of the Tredicini, so-called because it was established by thirteen nobles devoted to the apostles. Architect was Flaminio del Turco. From 1787 it was granted in use to the Noble Contrada dell'Aquila, following the leopoldine suppressions.

In the brick gabled façade, restored several times, there is a portal with a broken tympanum and a rectangular window.

The interior, with an elliptical plan, is characterized by three marble and stucco altars and a refined decoration with angelic heads that divides the apse vault. The altars are accompanied by paintings by some Sienese seventeenth-century painters, such as Astolfo Petrazzi (1638), Domenico Manetti (1643) and Bernardino Mei (1653). The venerated panel depicting the Madonna with Child, called Madonna del Latte, modern work by Francesco Brogi (1866), is on the high altar, exhibited in a gilded wooden machine of the first half of the eighteenth century."

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/11/1629

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

Street address of Church:
Siena, IT


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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