Santo Spirito museum, Lanciano

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The Santo Spirito monastic complex is located in Lanciano in Via Santo Spirito 77. It was founded in 1293 by the Celestinians. Abandoned in 1654, it was recently restored and houses the Santo Spirito Museum. The archaeological museum keeps finds …

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Church of San Nicola, Lanciano

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The church of San Nicola in Lanciano rises on the ruins of the oldest church of San Pellegrino, which was destroyed by a fire in 1226. Subsequent renovations transformed the old system especially with the construction of the bell tower …

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Tower San Giovanni, Lanciano

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Tower San Giovanni or della Candelora is located in Lanciano Vecchia, the oldest district of Lanciano, in Via dei Frentani. It is a square pebble-sandstone building which dates back to the 14th century. It was the bell tower of the …

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Aragonese tower, Lanciano

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The Aragonese tower of Lanciano is located in via Torrione, near the bus station. Probably built in the early 15th century, it lost its function of stronghold after the destruction of the city walls. It is a cylindrical brickwork with …

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Eucharistic Miracle, Lanciano

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The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano took place in the 8th century in the church of San Legonziano (Longinus). A Basilian monk, while celebrating mass with doubt in his heart about the mystery of the Eucharist, witnessed the transformation of the …

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Church of San Francesco, Lanciano

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The church of San Francesco or shrine of the Eucharistic miracle is located in Lanciano in corso Roma. It was built between 1252 and 1258 in Gothic style by the Minor Friars on the underlying Church of San Legonziano (St. …

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