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Convento dei Frati Cappuccini e Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata

The convent and the Church of Santa Maria Immacolata were built in the middle of the 18th century on preexisting Church of 1654.A legend says that the Sangiovese grape got its name from this convent: a visitor went to the monastery, drinking some of the friars’ own wine remarked how good it was, and asked the name of the wine. The friars, momentarily embarrassed as they had never thought to name it, came up with a name on the spot – sanguis jovis because of the location on Mt Giove. The rest, as they say, is history. Nowadays you can visit the tranquil convent, where mass is celebrated daily – keeping in mind that it’s a still functioning religious institution.



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