San Giovanni Fuoricivitas, Pistoia

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San Giovanni Fuoricivitas is a Romanesque religious complex in Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy. The adjective fuoricivitas refers to the fact that, when it was founded during the Lombard rule in Italy, the complex was located outside the city walls.HistoryNo traces remain of the original Lombard edifice.The first document mentioning the church dates to 1119, when the church was described by Bishop Ildebrand as "nearly in ruins". The current building was most likely built soon afterward. The works lasted until 1344.The church was severely damaged by the Allied bombings during World War II, and was later restored.DescriptionExterior and cloisterThe appearance of the edifice is mostly defined by its northern side, originally parallel to now disappeared walls. The southern side faces the cloister, while the apse side and the façade are barely visible due to nearby structures. The northern side has most of the external decorations, including a rich portal with a sculpted architrave depicting the "Last Supper'', signed and dated (1166) by the master Gruamonte. The pattern of the wall is typical of other buildings in Pistoia, and inspired by the contemporary Pisan Romanesque: it features rows of small arcades on small or blind columns with small windows and lozenges inscribed within the arches. The stones used, white and green in color, are respectively marble and serpentine from Prato.
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  • Don't miss this church which as its name suggests was originally outside the city walls. The origin of the complex is fixed around 110, Romanesque structure that has changed over time. The exterior is decorated with the characteristic two-color processing. Internally so much art, you can find very nice details such as the pulpit or the holy water font. No shortage of statues and paintings of great interest.
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  • In this church there is a beautiful pulpit and even the outside represents the classical style of churches of Pistoia, in white and green marble
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  • This church is one of the architectural wonders of Pistoia, with its splendid marble revetment on the northern side, the only one not besieged by the surrounding buildings, and the precious and rare works of art held in the dark and quiet inside, as the pulpit, the font, the visitation of Luca Dell Madder, polyptychs and frescoes. To see.
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  • The stained glass of the rose window is beautiful! Well worth a visit!
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  • A front masterpiece
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  • Beautiful church feature of Pistoia, in white and green marble, called Fuorcivitas because outside of the first city walls in the middle ages
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