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San Giovanni Fuoricivitas

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The Romanesque church was built in the 14th century on the site of the old Lombard church which was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
Simplicity and calm inside this church, hiding a sculptural gem!

Drove off the A11 at Pistoia on our way to Florence, solely to visit the church of San Giovanni... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Greenwich, Connecticut
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16 Oct 2018
“Interesting decorations”
19 Aug 2017
“Simplicity and calm inside this church, hiding a sculptural gem!”
Via Cavour, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 24784
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The Romanesque church was built in the 14th century on the site of the old Lombard church which was located outside the city walls, hence its name “Fuoricivitas” meaning “outside the city”. It is a huge structure with nice facade and very interesting interior. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Drove off the A11 at Pistoia on our way to Florence, solely to visit the church of San Giovanni Fuoricivitas. This is not a cathedral by any measure, but its simplicity has the effect of making its few architectural or decorative elements stand out clearly....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The church in itself is not special, although the side facade with its typical medieval stripped marble is incredible. Inside again it is a typical medieval church but there is one of the most unusual medieval pulpits I have ever seen. On one side it...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The facade is amazing with its antique stripes. It holds excellent pieces of art, altars, baptismal fonts and painting.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank panka121
Reviewed 12 August 2015

at some point in the middleages Pistoia counted 115 churches, for a population of 8000 people. The catholic church at the time was certainly onje of the main employers! San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, ie St John outcide the city walls, is one of those 115 churches,...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank pietro b
Reviewed 10 September 2013

A church with an impressive and very distinctive exterior. Inside it was somewhat of a different story, as the interior was rather gloomy making it difficult to make out any details. Since it is free, however, it is definitely worth popping in if you are...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

With such a bravura front it would be difficult for the interior to match it. This most extraordinary of buildings proclaims wealth with its show facade to the street. Internally it is dark and pretty boring apart from the exceptional pulpit which is well worth...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank JohnUK
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Lauren C
1 November 2015|
Response from pietro b | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I wouldn't know. In Italy churches are generally open all day, and certainly on Sundays mornings.