Basilica dell'Osservanza, Siena

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  • The Church, visible from the old walls on the outskirts of Siena, great looks from a distance, especially after dark. Located in the hills opposite in relation to the Center (at the bottom of the Valley Railway). Forgotten by tourists, and wrongly, because with an interesting Interior, in which special attention deserve beautiful white-and-blue terrakotowe plate, the work of Andrea della Robbia. The Annunciation and Assumption. Very nice. Such things are difficult to of Siena, you would go for example. to Florence. Please note the interesting Renaissance solutions vaults, inscribed in squares and circles. And on the complex of sculptures "Lamentation". Peace of mind. Tranquility. Deserted. And behind the Church original view of the old Siena, above the Valley, gardens ... If you have extra time, not like you're giving the same strict old towns-watch. You can take the bus from the Center or walk on foot for example. from the train station or the hospital complex. Personally, I was walking on foot of Vico Alto. For your pleasure.
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  • Despite the valuable artwork in the Church, the spectacular is the view of the city, from my point of view even more beautiful than the Medici fortress. From Santa Maria dei Servi in Siena appears right on its three expanse Facciatone ridges. Siena is one of the few cities that you can see from above without having to fly or climb a mountain.
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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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  • Wonderful place, the basilica has been rebuilt but transmits great spirituality
  • The Church of San Bernardino da Siena, also known as basilica dell'Osservanza (from the ancient name of the order of Friars Minor, which it is entrusted), is a cultocattolico that is located in Siena on the colle della Capriola, where dwelt san Bernardino, and is the most important of the churches outside the city. 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, under the direction of architect Aegisthus Bellini, managed to restore the basilica the appearance original photographs and testimonies of Friars of the convent; the Church was consecrated and opened for worship in 1949
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  • The Basilica dell'Osservanza, Siena was built for will to San Bernardino of Siena, in the 15th century: it is one of the most important religious buildings in the city. Over time it was converted and enlarged perhaps the architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini. In 1944 it was badly damaged by bombing, but was rebuilt according to the original plan. The façade is preceded by a portico, the upper part of the Church is characterised by a high dome. The Interior, with a nave, preserves numerous works of art.
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  • If you're a priest or so you will love it
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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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