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Chiesa di San Francesco - Volterra

san francescoThe church has a simple stone façade, while the interior has been modified throughout the centuries. The structurre of the church is single nave and the ceiling is entirely wooden beamed.

The high altar is surmounted by an ostentatious 18th century marble tabernacle containing the wood panel of the "Madonna and child" by a 15th century Tuscan artist.

The presbytery displays four funeral monuments dedicated to illustrous members of the Guidi family including that of Monsignore Jacopo Guidi and "Admiral Camillo" di Jacopo Guidi. The paintings exhibited above the altars are "The Conception" by G.B. Naldini, the "Nativity" by Balducci, the "Crucifixion" by Cosimo Daddi.

The church also houses the funeral monuments of Mario Bardini by G.Silvani, Monsignor Mario Guarnacci which he designed and had made before his death and a group of four glazed terracotta figures by the Volterran sculptor Zaccaria Zacchi.

Piazza S. Francesco, 56048 Volterra (PI)
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