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Church of San Francesco Arezzo

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Address: Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
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+39 0575 20630

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While there is other art in the church, for us it was about the Francesca frescos.

While there is other art in the church, for us it was about Piero della Francesca's Legend of the True Cross frescos. There are other great pictures of the frescos already on this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While there is other art in the church, for us it was about Piero della Francesca's Legend of the True Cross frescos. There are other great pictures of the frescos already on this site. The admission to the church is around the side down the street about 1/8 block. Admission is 8 Euro each. The audio guide is 5 or... More 

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Lesmo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. These fresco paintings are masterpieces and describe many Bible and Christian scenes. The Church itself is also very beautiful.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The colors are so vibrant, The stories they tell are timeless. The simple glory far surpasses that of St. Mark's in Venice. There will be no crowds so you can take the time that this incredible space deserves.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The door, the wall I shall not miss - the art & history. Buy the ticket ahead of time. This is a very very special place.

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Cambridge, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located centrally, and a beautiful Church inside and out. Arezzo, itself, is a must see while in Tuscany.

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Bolu, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Remember that San Francesco is very much praised in Tuscany and Umbria. In most cities there are religious worship places named after the saint. In Arezzo, the church dedicated to San Francesco does not only stand out for the beauty of the frescoes of Piero della Francesca but also the modest elegance of the building typical to renaissance architecture (although... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The legend of the true cross is depicted in beautiful frescoes. An otherwise austere Franciscan church. Admission was 8 euros.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This church has the Piero della Frencesca frescos of the Myth of the True Cross. Unforgettable. It is worth going to Arezzo just to see them, assuming an interest in art.

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The Villages, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This structure looks like the smaller still somewhat unsophisticated brother of the imposing Duomo San Donato. Its rough stone facade contrasts strikingly with its sibling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Piero Francesco is one of the Giants of art history. His stunning frescoes, or what has survived, are the reason to come to this church. The fact that it was to be a monument to St Francis, but was left with a fenestrated brick exterior because the funds to pay for the marble sheathing could not be procured, is testament... More 

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