San Gimignano: The Fascinating Story of Saint Fina

Fina dei Ciardi, a young girl living in the 13th century, has been venerated as a saint in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano for hundreds of years. Although she has not been officially canonized by the Church yet, hearing her story, you’ll understand why she means so much to the people of San Gimignano and serves as a symbol of strength, piety, and perseverance. Despite her struggles with illness and poverty, she managed to hold onto her faith, and her incredible miracles testify to her belief. Listen as you visit the Chapel of Santa Fina in the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta and marvel at Ghirlandaio’s amazing tribute to her.