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San Girolamo church in San Gimignano - Photo ©LigaDue
The Church of San Girolamo, San Gimignano

The foundation of the cloister was decreed by the municipality of San Gimignano in 1337 by transferring the nuns coming from the neighbouring monastery of San Vittore and San Niccolò. For almost 7 centuries, the Benedictine nuns of Vallombrosa have resided there. The church, founded in 1337, has undergone, especially on the inside at the sole nave, changes throughout the years and also at the beginning of the 20th century. The high altar is decorated with a beautiful table of Vincenzo Tamagni, signed and dated 1522, depicting the Madonna with child, Saint Giovanni Gualberto, Saint Giovanni Battista, Saint Benedetto and Saint Girolamo. The sepulchral monument with the bust of Sister Fidamonte Malenotti, who died in 1932, is exquisite. In the 13th century, when the neighbouring church of Saint Jacopo al Tempio came under the ownership of the cloister, the brick overpass was built which allowed the nuns to cross the street without being seen.

Source: wikipedia.org

GENERAL INFO
Address
Via Folgore da S. Giminiano, 29, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italia
Municipality
San Gimignano (SI)
GPS coordinates
43.470233,11.044068
Opening hours
From 7:30 to 9:00; from 18:00 to 18:30.
Hours for Mass
Every day at 8:00.
Contact person
Monache Benedettine Vallombrosane
Telephone
0577 940573
Email
monasterosangimignano@gmail.com
Accessibility
Yes, the church is on the ground floor.
CONFESSION
Name (priest, religious figure, monk, nun)
Benedictine nuns of Vallombrosa
Address
Via Folgore, 26-32 – 53037 - San Gimignano (SI)
Telephone
0577 940573
Email
monasterosangimignano@gmail.com
Accessibility
No
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