San Tommaso delle Convertite (Pisa)

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Church of San Tommaso delle Convertite
Chiesa di San Tommaso delle Convertite.JPG
Basic information
Location Pisa, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 43°43′19.08″N 10°24′0.76″E / 43.7219667°N 10.4002111°E / 43.7219667; 10.4002111
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Pisa
Country Italy
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic, Baroque
Groundbreaking 1160
Completed 1758

San Tommaso delle Convertite is a small church in Pisa, Italy.

Documents take note of a church adjacent to an annexed hospital in 1160. In 1610, the grand-duchess of Tuscany Christina of Lorraine, commissioned the convent to house rescued (converted) prostitutes, hence the name.[1]

The church and its façade were rebuilt in 1756-1758 by Camillo Marracci using designs by Ignazio Pellegrini. The church ceiling has the symbols of the patron, Christina of Lorraine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Maddalene penitenti, ossia le povere convertite dalla licenziosa vita alla onestà, erano raccolte in un monastero detto delle Convertite quote regarding a convent of the Convertite from Curiosità Romane, Parts 1-3 (1885) By Costantino Maes [1].