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Piazza San Francesco, 1 - Pistoia
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Pistoia Sacra

The monasterial complex of the Church of San Francesco is a wonderful work of architecture dating back to the 13th century.

During the mid-13th century, the Friars Minor settled in the Church of Santa Maria al Prato. The current complex is the result of expansion work, which began in 1289 and lasted up until the early years of the 18th century.

Inside, the great nave boasts an imposing Tuscan style wooden ceiling, which is reminiscent of the great Florentine churches. Among the numerous 14th century frescoes adorning the interior, visitors can admire an impressive series depicting the “Stories of San Francesco”.