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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 façade still boasts its Romanesque doorway, while the rosette was destroyed to make way for a window in the 16th century. The layout of the church is a Latin Cross with a single nave.
Inside you'll find a large painting on wood depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints (1508) by Pinturicchio and commissioned by Gentile Baglioni. The crucifix on wood behind the 14th-century main altar is by an unknown local pupil of Giotto (14th century).