Destinations of: Tuscany, Italy

Map of Convento San Francesco-Centro Nuovi Orizzonti
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As well as welcoming tourists and pilgrims, the Franciscan community are partners of the 'New Horizons' project, a private, international association of the faithful, approved by the Holy See. The association was founded in 1993 by Italian author and evangelist Chiara Amirante (b. 1966). Staffed by volunteers, New Horizons has the means to provide practical support, education and guidance to those who find themselves socially disadvantaged.

San Miniato is equidistant between Pisa, Florence, Lucca and Siena which makes the convent an ideal base from which to explore the area.

San Miniato is a medieval town replete with buildings, piazzas and works of art reflecting the era. Torre di Federico II, churches, museums, walls, gates and fortresses. Medieval historical area.
Convento San Francesco-Centro Nuovi Orizzonti
56028 San Miniato PI

The Convent of San Francesco is situated on the route of the Via Francigena, the old pilgrim road from Canterbury in England to Rome. The convent lies atop a small rise, and hovers over the beautiful medieval town of San Miniato, from where dramatic Tuscan sunsets and views over the city of Florence and the famous rolling hills can be appreciated. The town is of Etruscan and Roman origins and its historical centre is encircled by city walls, gates, fortresses and medieval structures. The town cathedral, the Diocescan Museum of Sacred Art and the Church of San Domenico are flush with medieval frescos and precious artworks. The much prized white truffle grows in the area and is celebrated in a 3-week-long festival each November.

The Convent of San Francesco is said to have been founded by St Francis of Assisi, in 1211, when he visited the city. A large painting by Carlo Bambocci, depicting St Francis and St Clare dining in the convent refectory still hangs on the refectory wall.

The convent lies within a grandiose complex owing to renovations and extensions completed over the centuries.

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Room types Prices per room from
Single with private bathroom EUR 40
Twin beds with private bathroom EUR 50
Double with private bathroom EUR 50
Triple with private bathroom EUR 60
Multi-beds with private bathroom EUR 70
Dormitory accommodation EUR 25
Transportations
Closest airport
G. Gallilei International Airport at Pisa 40km
Closest train station
S.Miniato-Fucecchio 4km
On site parking
General
Languages spoken
Italian, English
Credit card accepted
Not Accepted
Tourist information
Children & families welcome
Groups accepted
Single supplement charged
€15.00
24-hour reception
Opep daily from 9am-1pm, 2-6pm Check in: 2pm, Check out: 10am
Open year round
Services & Facilities
Chapel
Daily Mass
Disabled /wheelchair access
Private functions
Elevator
Luggage store
Communal televison
Garden
Roof terrace
Children's playground
Meals
Breakfast
Lunch
Evening meal
Special diets meal
Dining room
Bar
Room Amenities
Wi-fi
Television
Towels
Linen

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