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Church and conservatory of Sant'Elisabetta

This former convent, which later became a conservatory, is located on the most beautiful eastern part of the hill of Barga, it was founded by Michele Turignoli, brother of the Third Order of Saint Francis, in 1456, to house some young women who had withdrawn into religious life.

In 1788 the convent was enlarged and transformed into an institute for the education of young girls.In the church you can admire two terracotta works: an alterpiece in altorilievo depicting the Madonna della Cintola by Benedetto Buglioni (c. 1510) and the Madonna with child by Giovanni Della Robbia (1500-1510). There is also a large 13th-century wooden crucifix and a painting depicting the Madonna and child with Saints Paul and Augustine from the 16th century.

Source: La guida di Barga

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