Opening of the Chapel of St Agatha

Aperture della cappella di Sant’Agata
Aperture della cappella di Sant’Agata
Cappella Sant'Agata
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From Saturday 26 March the Sant'Agata chapel will be open every last Saturday of the month by "Il Mosaico" AND musical and cultural initiatives. Starting from 26 March and for every last Saturday of the month in spring and summer, the Cultural Association Il Mosaico will open the chapel of Sant'Agata, recently restored by the Municipality of Pisa, which is also the owner. On 5 February, the feast of Saint Agatha, the small church was inaugurated in the presence of Archbishop Giovanni Paolo Benotto after the long restoration work promoted by the Municipal Administration with the decisive contribution of the Pisa Foundation. On that occasion, all those present, starting with Mayor Michele Conti, expressed the hope that the church would be open to the public on a constant and regular basis, rather than extemporaneously.

This wish was taken up by the Cultural Association Il Mosaico, led by its President, Riccardo Buscemi, who in recent weeks had informed the Municipal Administration of their willingness to ensure that the monument would be open on the last Saturday of the month for citizens and tourists to visit. The Administration agreed and so, starting next Saturday 26 March, every last Saturday of the month in spring and summer the Chapel of Sant'Agata and its garden will be open to visitors. Thanks to Il Mosaico, a little corner of paradise will be available for reading a book, meditating and relaxing. Admission is free, of course. The chapel will also host two concerts on 8 and 30 April, as well as a series of monthly seminars curated by Don Maurizio Gronchi on the theme "What is truth?", with the aim of stimulating a multi-voice reflection on the theme of truth, from different points of view. Young scholars and professionals from various disciplines will introduce the dialogue on the theme, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of St Agatha, which symbolically represents the profound meaning of truth from a Christian perspective: truth is crucified, and the ancient martyr Agatha guards the sign of it. The series of seminars is promoted by the informal group "Culture and Charity" of San Sepolcro, the Casa Ilaria Foundation and the cultural association "Il Mosaico".

The complete calendar of the various initiatives will be announced in the coming days, while the monument will be open to visitors on Saturday 26 March from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm.