The Ancient Convent of Pontenuovo was built in the early XIX century by Father Andrea da Quarata.
The original complex consists in two floors, a courtyard and two cloisters which overlooked the small cells of the Friars. The structure is very simple, consisting in several rooms and long hallways that follow the whole perimeter. Next to the convent it was built a large church, now deconsecrated, with a central nave, apses and six side chapels equipped with altars with large paintings on canvas. On the right side of the church there is a small chapel built in the early '900.
Over the years the convent was increasingly abandoned by the friars, also due to the uncertainty of religious vocations which forced them to leave the Convent.
After many uncertainties on the part of civil and religious authorities, the place was transformed into a hotel restaurant with typical Tuscan cuisine in 1972. [show more...]