Chiesa Nuova


A document dating back to 1398 mentioned this little church. It was built on the site of Saint Francis’ family home, an important landmark for pilgrims retracing the footsteps of the saint. In 1610, for want of King Phillip III of Spain, a new Baroque church was built in place of the medieval one; however the façade, overlooking the piazza named after the church, remained very simple.

It is made of bricks with lesenes and two empty niches on its sides. The travertine doorway is surmounted by a triangular pediment and a rectangular window shedding light on the interior.