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Santa Maria della Pieve, Arezzo
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Santa Maria della Pieve is a church in Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy.HistoryThe church is documented since as early as 1008, and, during the communal period of Arezzo, it was the stronghold of the city's struggle against its bishops. After the latter built the nearby Cathedral and palace, the church, which had been already rebuilt in the 12th century, was further renovated with the façade and the apse, and the interior was remade in Gothic style (13th century).The bell tower, finished in 1330, is in Romanesque style.DescriptionThe church's most striking feature is its façade, with a five-arch lower floor surmounted by three loggias, with the number of columns increasing with the elevation. The columns, and its capitals, are each different from the other (one is a statue). The original façade had no particular features, the current decoration having been added in the 12th century.The central portal has a barrel vault entrance, and a lunette with a bes-relief of the Praying Madonna with Angels. Under her is a frieze with small angels, and the signature by one Marchionne. In the vault are depictions of the Months of the school of Benedetto Antelami. The two side portals, of smaller proportions, have also decorated lunettes: they depict "Christ Baptized by John" on the right and, at the left, a vegetable motif.Put Santa Maria della Pieve into our Arezzo holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Una vera e propria chicca se vi trovate ad Arezzo. Splendida dal di fuori, così unica con le sue linee complesse e mai dritte, austera all'interno, senza troppi fronzoli o grandi affreschi, proprio co... read more »A real treat if you find yourself in Arezzo. Beautiful from the outside, so unique with its complex lines and never straight, austere inside, no frills or large frescoes, just like I like them.show original
Come tutte le chiese di Arezzo e da visitare oltre che per la piazza anche per dei dipinti che sono nella chiesa stessaLike all churches of Arezzo and visit as well as for the square even for paintings that are in the Church itselfshow original
Située dans une rue étroite et fort pentue, sans parvis, cette belle église romane des XII et XIII°s surprend par sa façade à nombreuses arcades et colonnes, disposées sur 3 étages et plus nombreuses ... read more »Located in a narrow and very steep, Front Street, this beautiful Romanesque church of XII and XIII (s) surprises with its façade at many arcades and columns, arranged over 3 floors and many and more narrow as and when they move away from the ground, giving a great impression of scale to the building. The tympanum of a door represents Mary in prayerful (XII ° s) and another shows the polychrome reliefs at the same time llustrant the months of the year. Inside: at the centre of the apse, a remarkable altarpiece of the Sienese Lorenzetti (Fourteenth), and at the bottom of the left nave, a very beautiful Christ of the XIII ° s s. An exceptional campanile, said "hundred holes", of the XIV ° s, complete the set, and was chosen as the symbol of the city.show original
Igor GerVhodiv Temple is free. Boldly go. The temple more than a thousand years! The rear façade of the temple or the apse opens onto a beautiful sloping area. Due to its topography, the area seems to be greater than it actually is. On the square there are nice cafes under the arcades.show original
Gianfranco GianneriniA splendid and majestic Romanesque. The altarpiece is currently under restoration replaced by photographic reproductionshow original
Mattia DragoBeautiful church, note the capitals of the columns all with different animal headsshow original
Luca PicinottiBeautiful and majestic, a must seeshow original
Francesco CliniMagnificent, majestic Church is simple at the same timeshow original
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