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Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

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Walking along via Cavour, just past the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, you'll find the church dedicated to St. Andrew.

In 1253, the Blessed Andrea Caccioli (1194-1254) who, tradition has it, got his frock from St. Francis himself, founded one of the first communities of Friars Minor here. The fa├žade still boasts its Romanesque doorway, while the rosette was destroyed to make way for a window in the XVI century. The layout of the church is a Latin Cross and it has only one nave.
Inside you'll find a large painting on wood depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints (1508) done by Pinturicchio and commissioned by Gentile Baglioni. The crucifix on wood behind the XIV-century main altar is by an unknown local pupil of Giotto (XIV century).