Sunday, December 18, 2016

                                                                                                 December 18, 2016

Chiesa di San Sigismondo

Chiesa di San Sigismondo/Gaiole in Chianti/Church of St. Sigismund
Gaiole, Chianti, Italy


"The church, a neo-gothic building consecrated in 1959, is flanked on the left by the bell tower. The facade, devoid of sandstone finish that characterizes the rest of the exterior, prelude, in tripartite form, the internal layout of three naves separated by pillars, vaulted cross and apses.Among the furnishings of the building stands the altar frontal in scagliola depicting the center the Virgin of the Rosary. The church comes a panel depicting the Crucifixion with mourners and St. Francis, painted by Niccolò di Pietro Gerini." (Link 1.)

Front Doors

"The St. Sigismund church is the main church of Gaiole in Chianti ....The facade , devoid of the coating instone that characterizes the rest of the exterior, prelude, in tripartite form, the internal arrangement of the three naves separated by pillars ,vaulted cross and apses .
"Among the furnishings of the building, mostly works of twentieth-century inspired by the Middle Ages , stands on the main altar the frontal in scagliola depicting the center the Virgin of the Rosary (1699 ). The church comes a panel depicting the Crucifixion with mourners and St. Francis , performed to the 1390 - 1395by Niccolò di Pietro Gerini , currently preserved at the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena . " (Link 2.)




Kneeler and Statue

Stained Glass Window
above Kneeler


Photos: Taken in Siena, Italy on iPhone by RW while  at the 2016
                 L'Eroica  Classic Bike Race in Tuscany, Italy.
Link 1:
                 sigismondo-p-9_vis_4_605.html (translation)
Link2:                _Chian   ti) (translation)

God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

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