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Church of San Francesco Arezzo

Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 20630
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Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 20630
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art of the Renaissance period is amazingly presented in the Church of San Francesco. The frescoes are brilliant in content as much as in colors. It is highly recommended to take the audio guide as it explains each fresco in details. Note: you can...More

Thank pinir67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a quiet day in early August so there was no waiting line for the ticket-access area behind the altar from where you have the closest views of Piero della Francesca's frescos. They are of course worth the stop for any fan of...More

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a devotee of Piero Della Francesco, you know this is a must. But even if you don't know his work, the frescoes in this church are a spectacular example of great Renaissance art. The church can be entered free of charge, but there...More

Thank Candace E
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Arezzo on a Friday in late July expecting it to be busy. We parked in one of the signposted parking garages (it would have been better if I had researched which was the best, so it was a little bit of a walk,...More

Thank AJG_Ipswich
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We really loved and enjoyed the town of Arezzo. It is a very calm and lovely town. People are very nice and friendly. We stopped by the church and it is quite historic. It is a must if you are in town.

Thank Evelopez
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We booked a timed entry months in advance, but that might not have been necessary for our late May visit, as the church was not busy then. We managed to tag along with a guide who explained several features of Piero's design that might escape...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The exterior of this church is unfinished. According to our guide it is thought that perhaps the money ran out -- because clearly there was preparation for marble to be placed. Inside you'll find some of the most outstanding frescoes in the region. Behind the...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We visited the Basicila at around 11 in the morning and it was very quiet on our visit so walked straight in. The frescos are high on the wall so not so easy to view but are good. We can't say we were in awe...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a "must see" for art lovers. The stunning fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca in the Cappella Bacci (behind the main altar of the basilica) is an early Renaissance masterpiece that tells the "Legend of the True Cross" in brilliant colors. Although the...More

Thank Anonymous621
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Inside the Basilica is an amazing fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca – the extraordinary Cappella Bacci with the Legend of the True Cross; not to be missed!

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Wilbur L
19 September 2015|
Response from Luigi B |
I would suggest parking Via Pietri with an escalator up direct to the Dom of the city and the other major tourist actractive.
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