S. Ilario in Alfiano
Community ID
 
2
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Ellero / S. Ilario a Alfiano / Badia al Piano
 
Town
 
Fiesole
 
Diocese
 
Fiesole
 
Region
 
Tuscany
 
Medieval Location
 
territory of Alfio
 
Modern Location
 
Alfiano
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Saint Hilarius
 
Date Founded
 
1000 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1298 (ceded to male monastery)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Traditionally, founded by Count Guido of Casentino

 
Notable Heads
 

Itta, a member of Count Guido's family, was the first abbess

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

c. 1144, by eles 4

 
Dependent Communities
 

Saint Gregorio (S. Gargano?) near Bologna / Agnano (needs verification)

 
Social Characteristics
 

many professed nuns

 
Assets/Property
 

The house had several castles, villas ,courts, ,vinyards, agricultural land, and woods (See "contributor's notes," below)

 
Income
 

Little income. In 1253, some action (a takeover?) was attempted by S. Maria Valombrosian, under the auspices of Pope Alexander IV, but was ignored by Abbess Dionisia. The women moved to S. Pancrazio, where they remained until termination date (needs verification)

 
Charitable/Work
 

In 1061, Pope Alexander II granted the house the privilege of using their tithe for the poor and homeless (See "Early Documents," below).

 
Early Documents
 

[1] 1039: donation of land to the house.

[2] 1061: Pope Alexander II granted the house the privilege of using their tithe for the poor and homeless.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Contributors Notes
 

The Property list sounds like standard boilerplate for property transfers. Is it possible that this description is inaccurate? Likely, considering that they are reported to have had "little" income.

 
Date Started
 
1000
 
Date Finished
 
1298
 
Length
 
1183