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Basilica di San Francesco, Arezzo
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
The relatively simple interior decor of sets off the famous fresco--Legends of the True Cross--that adorns its walls. Some of the small frescoes in the niches date back to the 14th century. Before you get to these, you'll pass under a crucifix suspended with a Madonna in Majesty. The basilica's main cathedral features a single, large nave with chapels on either side. Beneath this cathedral, a chiesa inferiore (lower church) displays temporary exhibits paying homage to the city and the church's history. Put Basilica di San Francesco into our Arezzo trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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The legend of the true cross is depicted in beautiful frescoes. An otherwise austere Franciscan church. Admission was 8 euros.
Non si può dire che non sia bella,ma la visita è un po costosa per stare dentro una mezzoretta,belli gli affreschi di Pier della Francesca ma mi aspettavo di vederne di più la basilica di per se vale,... read more »It cannot be said that it is not beautiful, but the visit is a bit expensive for stay inside half an hour, beautiful frescoes of Piero della Francesca but I expect to see more the basilica itself applies, even as unsatisfactory explanations luckily I had pulled down from the internet the information, because in addition to eight euros ticket wanted five euros for the audio guide I will definitely stay in Arezzo, but not to review the basilica.show original
Gli affreschi di Piero della Francesca tolgono il fiato e sono certamente una delle meraviglie del nostro paese. Si entra a gruppi ridotti, ma l'attesa è minima e pienamente giustificata. ImperdibileThe frescoes of Piero della Francesca take your breath away and are certainly one of the wonders of our country. You enter in small groups, but the wait is minimal and fully justified. Unmissableshow original
Spectacular frescoes, in a calm, quiet, reflective space as soon as the bunch of people admitted on the half hour moved on. It's worth reading up on the story being told by the frescoes before you go in.
Salvatore xomperoMaybe I'll be knowing because of the number of sites you have visited but this church itself is not amazing, but for sure the frescoes by Piero della Francesca are worth the visit. Unfortunately, unlike other churches of Tuscany or Umbria, much of the original frescoes are lost. Aside from the price a little high compared to what there is to see, I find absurd the fact of being forced to book a tour instead of leaving free access to the Church and just putting a person to adjust the flow to the chapel with frescoes. Among other things the frescoes are already largely visible without having to get into the chapel.show original
Francesco CliniThe basilica is beautiful, too bad it's become surcharge for some time nowshow original
Claudio gibelliA splendid example of Romanesque architecture remained without façade ... Inside the frescoes by Piero della Francesca.show original
Gabriele ArrigucciBeautiful churchshow original
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