Friends of San Filippino is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with one big, audacious overall mission and a specific project that embodies that mission.
Our overal mission is to help spark the economic resurgence of an historic, medieval hill town called Castiglion Fiorentino located in Tuscany, Italy.
The specific project that we’re obsessed with is the restoration of San Filippino, a beautiful little 17th century baroque chapel located on Via Dante in Castiglion Fiorentino. First, we’ll put a new roof on the building. Then, we’ll shore up and restore the chapel and all its artistic treasures. Finally, we’ll renovate and update the church’s associated common areas and apartments.
In so doing, we will make San Filippino once again a safe and lovely little church where families can gather for intimate weddings and baptisms and all manner of religious services.
But, in keeping with its history and the goals of its original Oratorian priest founders, San Filippino will be much more than a church with religious services. It will also be a community gathering place where local residents and tourists alike can attend provocative lectures, musical performances and artistic exhibitions of all kinds. The renovated apartments will host visiting scholars, business leaders, artists, religious leaders and people of all walks of life who want to relax and recharge and perhaps work on some research project, book or work of art.
Above all, we hope that the restored chapel will make a significant contribution to the economic and cultural life of Castiglion Fiorentino, one of the friendliest and loveliest hill towns in all of Tuscany.
We hope that the restored chapel will make a significant contribution to the economic and cultural life of Castiglion Fiorentino, one of the loveliest hill towns in all of Tuscany.
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Should you decide to help with our mission, we know that you will be rewarded in many ways.
Together, we can make this happen!