Built between 1612 and 1641 on a design of the capuchin friar Andrea da Venezia, to complete the annex Clarisse’s cloister, started by the bishop Alvise Lollino (1597-1625) and finished by the bishop Tommaso Mallonio (1634-1649). On top of the side portal are still fixed the coat of arms of the Franciscan order, of bishop…
Believe it or not, trust me. Do not leave the city without knowing the beauty of the Bellunese places of worship.
The tour starts from the church of San Biagio, probably the first church of the Christian community of Belluno built in 313 AD From there, always on foot, you will walk the ancient streets of the city of Belluno, to reach the church of Santo Stefano erected in 1468. Entering means immersing yourself in the Medieval period. It is certainly one of the jewels of the city that houses the famous wooden crucifix by Andrea Brustolon, splendid angels guarding the altar and just inside a niche, the sacred statue of the Belluno people, of the “Madonna of the seven swords”. You can see this same statue, walk through the streets of the city center of Belluno, in procession, the two Sundays before Easter, during the ancient the Belluno folk festival of the Madonna Addolorata. Mary with her heart pierced by seven swords, the seven pains.
You exit the church of Santo Stefano and a quick visit to the neighboring Chiostro dei Serviti, of 1463, is then a must, before reaching the Church of Loreto, built between 1612 with important works of art from the 17th and 18th centuries inside. such as the large wooden monstrance by Andrea Brustolon. Finally, the Church of San Pietro, built with three naves by the Franciscans in 1326 and the neighboring Gregorian Seminary, originally built as a Franciscan convent, with two large cloisters: the so-called Gothic cloister and the Renaissance cloister with a central well built in 1730 above a cistern fed, among other things, with the collection of rainwater.
The route is very easy to follow, suitable also for families with children. All external route. All churches are open to the public. It is possible that the cloisters cannot be visited at all hours.