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La Chiesa e il Convento di San Francesco di Arrone-Casteldilago

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Situated along Valnerina, between the ancient towns of Arrone and Casteldilago, San Francesco medieval monastery is presented today to the readers and estimators of the beauties of Umbria through the monographic work published by Edizioni Thyrus from Arrone: "La Chiesa e il Convento di San Francesco di Arrone-Casteldilago. Storia, Architettura, Decorazione" (The Church and Monastery of San Francesco in Arrone-Casteldilago. History, Architecture, Decoration.)
Always an object of dispute and a meeting place for the two communities, the structure is analyzed from three different points of view by authors with different competences.
Mario Petralla, an expert of local history with a passion for archive-keeping, has traced back its vicissitudes from the study of works by the main Franciscan historians; the Architect Miro Virili has analyzed the changes it underwent over the centuries until its present aspect; the Art Historian Giovanna Sapori has illustrated the iconography of the present and past frescoes and decorations of the buildings.
Although history has not avoided divisions, transfers, reconversion works, and even a long state of abandonment, San Francesco monastery has become again a strategic reference point for the surrounding territory thanks to important renovation works and activities carried out by River Nera Park, whose offices are situated in the structure.
  • Edited by: Dottoressa Paola Biribanti
  • Publisher: Edizioni Thyrus

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