Duomo San Donato, Arezzo

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Arezzo
Duomo San Donato is a cathedral featuring historic frescoes, including an especially popular painting of St. Mary Magdalene. You may find the architecture plain compared to other ornate churches, but the simplicity only highlights the interior artwork. Look for the stained-glass windows, which depict different religious stories and figures. Most light inside comes from candles, which adds to the peaceful atmosphere. Duomo San Donato is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Arezzo Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Interesting, but not as spectacular as described in some guides. Simple, understated exterior. Interior with wide aisles and chapels with works to be seen, but it can't compete with Siena for example.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I still wonder how people could build monuments of that size and of that quality 500 years ago !!! Amazing,peacefull.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The imposing exterior, to the glance, is spectacular and highly effective but are the many attractions that make it a unique jewel box Interior to visit absolutely and carefully. Inside are masterpieces created by the 13th century, including the famous fresco of Mary Magdalene by Piero della Francesca, the great Bishop Tarlati, the monumental Cenotaph Arca di San Donato (dated 1276), 16th century stained-glass Windows, wooden choir designed by Vasari frescoes on the vaults of the French glazed ceramics, Marcillat, Della Robbia's workshop, on the walls of the Renaissance chapel dedicated to our Lady of consolation. I parked outside porta San Lorentino and I got there 15 minutes walk about, along the street, which leads to the Cathedral, located in piazza Grande. Free admission.
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  • Catedral neogotica.
  • Quite a lovely place to visit
  • City on a human scale: palaces, churches, streets, places ... I am a beautiful landscape; do not forget the casa del Petrarca (poetry) and what to say about the breathtaking views which can be admired from the campanile in piazza grande!! AREZZO da vedere
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  • Beautiful church, nice place to visit it is still not as extreme pressure we were there in June
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  • Imposing structure, can easily be reached on foot through the streets of arezzo from the Centre, beautiful both outside and inside, don't miss the park behind it and a visit to the fortress
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