Basilica dell'Osservanza, Siena

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  • The basilica dell'Osservanza is Sienna on Colle della Capriola where dwelt san Bernardino, and is the most important of the churches outside the city. Built according to the dictates of the Renaissance style, the original complex was damaged during the siege of Siena in 1554 and after it was rebuilt in the Baroque period underwent heavy restoration between 1922 and 1932. During the second world war was almost totally destroyed by the American bombing on 23 January 1944, but after the war an ambitious reconstruction project was able to restore the basilica appearance through photographs and testimonies of Friars of the convent.
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  • The basilica dell'Osservanza is a church outside of town where it rises on a hill. Built at the end of the fifteenth century in the Renaissance style was destroyed in the last war and rebuilt the same as before. Elegant and linear inward as the façade and cloister. Contains some beautiful works and setting around is great.
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  • It takes persistence to reach this place, hence the view over Siena is so beautiful. But above all, what works in the Basilica. An Annunciation of della Robbia on part and the other arc of the choir of supreme elegance. A Coronation of the Virgin of della Robbia of great beauty and a descent from the cross in the ground cooked from the seventeenth century of sensitivity common works. Far from the beaten track, a place that advocates for an exploration of this region rich in discoveries.
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  • Wonderful place, although the basilica was rebuilt after World War 2, because severely damaged by an Allied bombing raid
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  • Great artistic beauty even if it doesn't look like seeing her at first sight?!
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  • Wonderful place
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  • Here lived San Bernardino de Siena
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To enjoy panoramic views of Siena's historical old town, check into a luxury hotel in the city center. If you are looking to escape the activity of the main tourist areas, consider staying at a hostel or guesthouse just outside the central areas. Private multi-room villas in the residential neighborhoods offer landscaped outdoor space and secure parking. For something a little different and considerably less expensive, explore one of many B&Bs in the vineyards and olive groves of Siena's countryside.
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