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Church of San Francesco della Scarpa

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The church of San Francesco della Scarpa reflects the vicissitudes of the Franciscan order in the 16th century: the Observants did not wear shoes, unlike the Conventuals. The religious building, built in the 12th century on land owned by the family, is also called the 'church without a façade' due to the absence of a richly decorated external façade as is customary in Lecce. It is said that in 1222, the Assisiate, on his way to the Holy Land, stopped here and donated a sandal as a token of remembrance. Nowadays, the church is disused and is used as a venue for exhibitions and concerts.

Church of San Francesco della Scarpa
Via Benedetto Cairoli, 15, 73100 Lecce LE, Italia

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