Duomo di San Gimignano, San Gimignano

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Duomo di San Gimignano is a Roman Catholic church famous for its colorful fresco cycles depicting biblical stories. The frescoes inside the church include works by Taddeo di Bartolo, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Lippo Memmi, Benozzo Gozzoli, and Bartolo di Fredi. Audio guides are available with entry, and explain with more detail the stories being depicted in the artwork. The architectural interior of the church is decorated in black and white marble, and vaults are painted with gold stars. Photography is not permitted inside the church. Plan your visit to Duomo di San Gimignano and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Gimignano journey maker tool .
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  • Not terribly impressive from the outside, but the inside is worth a look. Be sure to utilize the audio guide so you can learn about the stories and meaningful elements of the interior decorations. It ...  more »
  • Fabulous church well worth the climb up and down in San Gimignano to see it. We got there very early and got into Car Park 4 but when we were leaving at 11am there was no parking in any of the 4 close...  more »
  • You can visit this place ... at the same time, keeping in mind that I do not go to the Center in shorts
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  • The interior is majestic and the frescoes are a delight! Quite a wonderful cathedral!
  • An amazing church with amazing history.
  • Gorgeous frescos.
  • Very nice city worth a visit, arrived at sunset, wonderful sight. As it was late, the Cathedral was closed, will stay for the next visit.
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  • I can judge only from outside, because when we got there was a funeral and we could not get. The structure is simple and straightforward, in line with the rest of the village. From the front, on the left, through a small staircase leads to a cloister where there is also the Museum of sacred art.
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