La Badia di S. Flora e Lucilla, Arezzo

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The Badia delle Sante Flora e Lucilla or Abbey of Saints Flora e Lucilla is a Medieval abbey in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.Construction of the church began in 1278; and by 1315, the adjacent monastery was built. The cloister (1489) was designed by Giuliano da Maiano. The church was rebuilt starting in 1565 under the designs of Giorgio Vasari. The work was not completed till 1650, when the bell-tower and presbytery were completed.The presbytery has altar (1563) designed by Vasari for his family and once in his parish church of Santa Maria, and moved here in 1865. The church also houses a painted Crucifix (1319) by Segna di Bonaventura and frescoes of the life of St Lawrence (1476) by Bartolomeo della Gatta. The cupola was painted on canvas (1702) by the Baroque painter Andrea Pozzo.
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  • Church not very flashy externally, but inside are great treasures. Valuable sculptures and ornaments in marble and plaster. Behind the altar stands a magnificent painting by Vasari. A precious wooden crucifix by Baccio da Montelupo. Amazing finally false dome painted by Andrea Pozzo who with an optical effect astonishing by the illusion even more careful eye, the presence of a real dome. Is there on the floor a metal button indicating the exact point from which to admire the illusionistic masterpiece. Many others are the treasures preserved in this beautiful church that here it would take too long to describe fully. Not to be missed!
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  • It's not a big one but is an interesting corner of historical place. All the paintings are as all inside the churches here premium artists.  more »
  • Visited curiosity, looked outside there seemed nothing that instead left us pleasantly surprised. The Interior has some beautiful paintings and a fake dome.
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  • Interesting Church, apparently of minor importance compared to other of Central Arezzo but enclosing some works worthy of being admired. Also during this period (Christmas 2017) there is a beautiful mechanical crib further embellished with a background with images in sync with the times of the day and classical music playing in the background. Not to be missed.
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  • From the outside you can't even imagine the beauty that hides
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  • Of particular value to the right of the altar crucifix.
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  • The Church is far too sketchy from the outside and one can hardly imagine the treasures it holds inside. Obviously what I miss more to the eye once you enter you the suontuoso altar and chancel opera of the famous Vasari. Mind you the back of the altar that houses a stupendous chorus above which there is a magnificent organ. Various valuable paintings are then distributed in the aisles.
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  • From the outside it may not seem like much, but inside you'll find a historical and artistic gem!
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