The Dome of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The main place of worship dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, established by Cosimo I in the sixteenth century

Built on 1548, by order of Cosimo I, the Dome of Portoferraio was firstly designed with just one central nave and then build up on the nineteenth century with two side naves.

You should have a look to the bright interior, where a really nice sixteenth-century old wooden crucifix stands on the left chapel and a seventeenth-century “Madonna del Rosario” on the right.

The eighteenth century altar was dedicated to “Madonna del Buon Viaggio” (“Our Lady of Good Voyage”), reminding the maritime vocation of the Portoferraio seafarers, who entrust their boat to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


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Piazza della Repubblica