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Santa Maria del Calcinaio

Strada Provinciale Umbro Cortonese, Cortona, Italy
+39 349 121 5401
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Beautiful piece of history....

It is very nice to see some old buildings in their original state, this landmark has not had much... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Kevin D
Summerland, California
Large church just outside the city

This church initially looked abandoned. It is just outside the city. The inside is neat and in... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
New York,
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Built in 1485 by engineer and architect Francesco di Giorgio (1439-1501,) this church is a fine example of Renaissance architecture with its octagonal-domed shape.
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2 Jan 2017
“Beautiful piece of history....”
28 Sep 2016
“Large church just outside the city”
Strada Provinciale Umbro Cortonese, Cortona, Italy
+39 349 121 5401

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

It is very nice to see some old buildings in their original state, this landmark has not had much restoration done to it and is not well visited. If you have an afternoon in Cortona and are looking to experience some old world architecture, this...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This church initially looked abandoned. It is just outside the city. The inside is neat and in good repair. It appears to be larger than the Duomo in Cortona

Thank WorldTravelbuff
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This church is located on the way to Cortona and worth of stopping. You enter by car from above, drive down one way, exit below. They started to build the church 1485 and finished 1513 and surrounded by some olive trees and cemetery. It is...More

Thank mWrite
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This church is right by the Villa - a great place to check out. Down the hill from the town of Cortona

Thank Bellgirl3
Reviewed 16 January 2016

While just out of town on one of the feeder routes up to Cortona, this small Duomo reveals the sweetness of Cortona's spiritual life. The inside is a little bit dark but you feel the spirit's presence. The cemetery is a few meters up the...More

1  Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We didn't have an opportunity to visit but I took this great photo of it from old Cortona above. So beautiful to include for a perfect photo op scenery from the top of the old town.

Thank Ciaotravelerblogspot
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I`m into photography and loved the way the old church stood out. I wish we would have gone inside. We were on our way to Celle, where St. Francis of Assisi lived at one time and just pulled over to take a photo of the...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This church is so immense from the road that we had to visit...beautiful and elegant without all the rah rah of Rome...A very spiritual place

Thank cpolleyau
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Good walk up the hill...bland out side appearance but beautiful inside, welcome cool air within! Fantastic site at the top of the hill.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The day I found the Chiesa di Santa Maria, I was the only person in the church except for the lone man who was cleaning it.....the perfect time to say my prayers for the day. Its seemingly plain exterior belies the lovely and serene interior....More

1  Thank Miern
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