Prato della Contessa, Amiata
Places of worship

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Giglio

Sacred site dedicated to the Virgin of the Lily

Prato

Originally the Oratory of S. Silvestro, this sacred building was restructured and transformed into the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Giglio between 1672 and 1680 following a miraculous event which involved an image of the Virgin that had been frescoed above the well on the outside wall of the church: a dry lily placed in front of the painting re-blossomed prodigiously.

Under the portico that precedes the church, you’ll find the entrance portal in sandstone, created during the first half of the 15th century. Its sole nave is covered by seven wood triangular bracket trusses. The Venerated fresco, ‘The Virgin Nursing’ has been placed at the center of the church’s elegant main altar together with a canvas by Pier Dandini which depicts Saints Silvestro, Giacinto and Mary Magdalene (1705).
 

Prato
In the heart of Tuscany, a city of art and prestige
If there is one city that can impress those looking for lesser-known destinations, it’s Prato. Considering how the city is presented in the press, visitors will be surprised to discover an elegant and well-preserved historic city centre, as impressive as the most famous Medieval cities dotting Tuscany. ...
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