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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica Of St Francis if the reason one goes to Arezzo. The Bacci Chapel, has frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross, by Piero della Francesca. These frescoes are some of the most important north of The Sistine Chapel. Beware-- You need to...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Surely one of the top 5 sight in center of Arezzo , cannot be missed . Inside frescos of Piero della Francesca and the life of S.Francis

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The basilica, which is a masterpiece in its own right, is home to a remarkable series of frescoes by Piero della Francesco depicting the legend of the True Cross. They are remarkably well preserved after over 700 years and it is well worth researching the...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you are in Arezzo you can't forget to visit this Church--museum, extremely beautyful location to see how the human beings can perfom in pictures....

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautuful churches in Arezzo, with outstanding original frescoes, depicting The Legend of the True Cross.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The Church of San Francesco is filled with the most amazing frescos telling stories of the history of the church and key biblical moments. Although expensive to see it is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

What a beautiful place. I really enjoyed this Church. A wedding party was beginning to show up when I arrived, so I guess this ancient place is used by the locals.

Thank Alicia A
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

San Francesco is a huge barn of a church that houses the Piero della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross frecoes. The frescoes are a unique and unforgettable experience, a highlight of any visit to Italy. There are twelve feecoes in all - I partcularly...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The San Francisco church is a famous church in Arezzo that you should visit once you are there. The walls and ceiling of the church, which Piero Della Francesca painted for the Franciscan church between 1452 and 1466, tells the fresco cycle of the Legend...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

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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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