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This was my childhood church, I used to go there with my grandparents, as I arrived with my kids I found the surprise that to go and pray at the alter I had to pay. Very disappointed.
Shameful for a Catholic to have to pay...More
The church was the second one built by the Franciscan order in the city, it was built at the turn of the 14th century and the facade decoration was never completed. It was characteristically built in the Tuscan-Gothic style, with one simple nave. The main...More
You must pre-book for this special visit. As I have an interest in the works of Piero Della Francesca this was a stunning experience for me. You are time for the frescoes behind the crucifix but you can stay in the church for as long...More
We tried to see the Piero della Francesca frescoes in the Bacci Chapel a number of years ago, but we did not realize you needed to make a reservation. We were disappointed when we showed up and there were no slots available. This time we...More
The frescoes - a true milestone in the history of art- need no introduction; what instead needs definite improvement is the attitude of the staff of the company presently managing the site towards visitors and tourist guides attending and visiting this site,often displaying a rigid,...More
There is a stunning frescoe cycle in the Cappella Bacci. You need to purchase a ticket and you are allocated a set time to visit. Read up on it before you go - otherwise, it will just be another series of colourful wall markings, if...More
Fabulous frescoes from the 15th and 16th century ornate the San Francisco Basilica and the Bacci Chapel in Arezzo. The building is well maintained and there are good explanation panels about each groups of paintings and the chapels. More explanation about the architecture, history, artists...More