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Saint Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi Basilica - Photo ©LigaDue
The Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi

The Basilica dei Servi, particularly special to the Sienese, was for centuries the second Marian Sanctuary of the city until 1611, when the new Collegiate di S. Maria in Provenzano was built. From the outside, the building is devoid of any ornamentation, thus responding to the demands of the new Mendicant Orders for a simplicity of both message and form. The church, built according to an Egyptian plan, contains works of great value inside, both artistic and spiritual, dedicated for the most part to the Virgin Mary; the most significant are the Madonna del Bordone di Coppo by Marcovaldo, l’incoronazione della Vergine by Bernardino Fungai and la Madonna della Misericordia by Giovanni di Paolo. The Order of the Servi di Maria, also called simpy Serviti, was founded by the Seven Saints of Florence, who, after leaving their possessions and their familiy, withdrew to Monte Senario, far away from Florence, to dedicate themselves completely to prayer and pentience. Their example was contagious, so much that the way of life of the Servi di Maria started to spread, reaching Siena in 1250. 

 

Source: viaesiena.it

GENERAL INFO
Address
Piazza Alessandro Manzoni, 53100 Siena SI, Italia
Municipality
Siena (SI)
GPS coordinates
43.315681,11.338409
Opening hours
From 7:00 to 19:00.
Hours for Mass
Every day at 18:00.
Contact person
Fra Stefano Mazzoni
Telephone
05772226
Accessibility
Yes, there is a platform and it is situated on the ground floor.
CONFESSION
Name (priest, religious figure, monk, nun)
Comunità dei servi di maria
Address
Piazza Manzoni, 5– 53100 - Siena (SI)
Telephone
0577 222633
Accessibility
yes, there is a platform and a ground floor.
NOTES

Every day the community gathers in prayer at 7:00 and at 18:30 

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