Chiesa di San Vigilio (San Vigilio Church), Siena

Chiesa di San Vigilio (San Vigilio Church), Siena

The San Vigilio Church is dedicated to Bishop and martyr St Vigillius. The exterior has a classical facade. The church was originally built in the 11th century and occupied by monks. The original church was destroyed in a fire in 1153 and was rebuilt in 1231.

The monks were expelled in 1420, and in 1556, Jesuits took over the church and continued to remodel it. In 1759, the Vallombrosan order took over the church and rebuilt the facade, which remains today. In 1816, the church was gifted to the University of Siena.

The San Vigilio Church's interior features several chapels and various artworks. Visitors will find 15 canvasses created by artist Raffaello Vanni depicting The Last Judgement. The chapel of St Francis Borgia features paintings by Dionisio Montorselli. The chapel of St Ann has a canvas painting by Romanelli.

The chapel of the Taja family features bronze statues created by Gianlorenzo Bernini's studio. The chapel of St Francis Xavier has artwork by Francesco Vanni and Baldassare Franceschini. Finally, the chapel of Madonna di Loreto features additional canvases by Francesco Vanni.

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Chiesa di San Vigilio (San Vigilio Church) on Map

Sight Name: Chiesa di San Vigilio (San Vigilio Church)
Sight Location: Siena, Italy (See walking tours in Siena)
Sight Type: Religious
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