The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino, Tolentino

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The Basilica of Saint Nicolas of Tolentino is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica that is part of the Augustinian monastery in the hill-town of Tolentino, province of Macerata, Marche, central Italy. The church is a former cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tolentino, suppressed in 1586.It contains architecture and art from the 14th through the 17th century. The imposing marble facade of the church was constructed over the centuries, and was completed in the 17th century.
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 c...  more »
  • 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 frie...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful Basilicas, so full of history. San Nicola is venerated by Italians as one of the most important saints.
  • Fantastic place to visit
  • 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.
  • Currently the basilica is closed and under renovation because of an earthquake in 2016. Tentatively has been set up in a church located just behind the basilica and built with a marquee. The urn of St. Nicholas can be visited in a small chapel located laterally to this. We hope to be restored soon this artistic and architectural Marvel, as well as religious.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen, from Romanesque through the centuries is transformed, thanks to patrons like the Bishop Gb Visconti, and other Knights tolentinesi. There are many interesting topics like the Chapel frescoed by Pietro da Rimini a pupil of Giotto or paintings by Guercino and other great artists, on the portal of Dantas, the façade of Ascani and Orlandi, The cloister, the Museum with paintings, furniture and pottery and much more great taste to surprise you.
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