La Badia di S. Flora e Lucilla, Arezzo

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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  • The front is a very plain-looking inside the Cathedral, so the altar front door the internal guide in Italian Yen looks of the picture is called the work of the painter the Vasari vaulted 1500.
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  • The Abbey of Sante Flora e Lucilla is situated in piazza della Badia, and houses the relics of the holy martyrs. Beautiful with an important story to tell that leaves you open-mouthed. While we were visiting we met a very nice lady who explained every detail of all the works in the Church. The presbytery is dominated by the monumental complex of the altar built by Giorgio Vasari for his family's Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria in 1563 and here in 1865. A wonderful Baroque masterpiece is well faux dome painted on canvas and placed above the main altar. Absolutely worth visiting in the hope to meet Mrs right well of knowledge. Thanks again.
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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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  • 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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