The convent is deployed around a cloister with a central cistern, now enclosed by ancient arches.
The entrance to the corridor is decorated with frescoes illustrating the life and miracles of St. Francis, taken from the Legenda Maior of San Bonaventura, it is a 17th century work, perhaps by Giovanni Antonio Polidori, Andrea’s brother and his workshop.
On the ground floor the building shows mighty structures and elegant halls with incomplete cross-vaulted ceilings. Here all the amenities necessary for the clerics are located: the dining hall, the kitchen and other rooms for various services.
The fireplace in the Sala del Camino (Fireplace Room) was bought by the owner from a nearby castle which was being demolished. The rebuilt part in wood was painted in grey and it was already as it appears. The drawing is not perfect. The coat of arms belongs to the owner family – not yet identified…
Upstairs the dorms; 24 rooms (cells from which the rooms were obtained), and a third part with larger rooms, because perhaps the Cardinal wanted to keep them for himself (the current Suites). The fourth is only the Loggia (today the apartment). “
On the first floor, the structure is weaker due to several renovation works to adapt the spaces to different uses; original solutions can be noticed, however.
The convent was equipped with an outbuilding and well-structured service areas. Both the convent, the church and the Via Crucis – reached from the church – were decorated with frescoes by Andrea Polinori and his workshop.