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The Saint Francis Church in Piancastagnaio
The Saint Francis Church still shows today the typical marks of its original building, occurred on the XIII-th century, although the building subdued numerous restoration works along the XX-th century.
The interior of the church has just an aisle and shows a fine Baroque style. It is equipped with a chapel and a saddle roof with wood-made trusses.
Once entered to the Saint Francis Church it is possible to admire on the internal facade a "Saint Bernardine and Stories about his life", painted by an artist from Siena.
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Other fine paintings are visible along the walls of the church, like an "Our Lady with the Child", dating back to the XIV-th century, and the "Saint Joseph's Passage", painted by Apollonio Nasini.
Close to the choir it is possible to see another fourteenth-century painting portraying a "Innocents' Massacre".
Inside the choister of the close convent it is also possible to admire a fine fresco by Francesco Nasini, portraying a "Stigmatized Saint Francis", and a cycle of fifteenth-century frescoes, portraying Marian subjects.