Chiesa di San Fermo
Casa di Giulietta
Never mind that Romeo and Juliet were completely fictional characters, and that there's hardly room for two on the narrow stone balcony:...
Located in what was once the Jewish Ghetto, this neoclassical synagogue was designed by Giacomo Franco and Ettore Fagiuoli and completed...
Antica Bottega del Vino
While vino is the primary consideration at this historic, baronial-style wine bar (the cellar holds around 18,000 bottles), the...
La Taverna di Via Stella
Brush past the haunches of prosciutto dangling over the deli bar and make your way into the dining room, decorated Tiepolo-style with...
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Chiesa di San Fermo information
At the river end of Via Leoni, Chiesa di San Fermo is actually two churches in one: Franciscan monks raised the 13th-century Gothic church right over an original 11th-century Romanesque structure. Inside the main Gothic church, you’ll notice a magnificent timber carena di nave, a ceiling reminiscent of an upturned boat’s hull. In the right transept are 14th-century frescoes, including some fragments depicting episodes in the life of St Francis. Stairs from the cloister lead underground to the spare but atmospheric Romanesque church below.