Volto Santo

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Holy Face Of Lucca - History
... The year 742 marks the arrival of the Volto Santo in the Basilica di San Frediano its transferral to the cathedral, justified by a miraculous translation in the Latin legend, De ... The belt of the Volto Santo is unprecedented in a Crucifixion from either East or West ... candlelit procession, the Luminara, is devoted to the Volto Santo on 13 September, the eve of religious celebrations on the following day ...
Holy Face Of Lucca
... The Holy Face of Lucca (Volto Santo di Lucca) is a venerated wooden corpus of a crucifix, located in the free-standing octagonal Carrara marble chapel (the ... Dante mentions the Volto Santo of Lucca in his Inferno, Canto XXI, where a demon cries Qui non ha luogo il Volto Santo! qui si nuota altrimenti che nel Serchio ...