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    Malatesta & Montefeltro

    Monastery Church of Sant Antonio da Padova


    The small church is incorporated in the majestic monastery of the same name, which is home to the Augustinian nuns. The foundations of the building stand on what were once the outer walls of the ancient castle of the Billi family; these can still be seen and determine the cloistered space.

    The nunnery was founded following a donation made by Ser Johannes de Lucis, a nobleman of Penna, to an order of nuns – the “Umiliate di San Matteo” – in Rimini in the year 1518, and permission was obtained from the vicar of Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, to use the castle walls as building materials for the new nunnery. The order of the “Umiliate” was suppressed in 1571 and in 1624 the nunnery came under the Dominican Rule. On the 25th April 1810 the nunnery was suppressed by Napoleonic decree, but the arrival of the nuns from the convent in Pietrarubbia brought it back to life; and the nunnery then embraced the Rule of St Augustine. 

    how to get there:
    from Rimini take road S.P. 258 Marecchiese
    from Tuscany take road S.P. 258 Marecchiese Sansepolcro-Rimini 

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    Via Rupe - Phone: (+39) 0541 928412 - [email protected] -

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    Last update: 14/05/2020