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Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A one-star experience for a five-star work of art! A wet and windy Tuscan morning, and we were the only visitors to see Piero della Francesca’s mighty frescoes… perfect, I thought! But I’d reckoned without one of the ticket ladies, who decided to click-clack around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SJWilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church contains the famous frescoes depicting the search for the True cross painted by della Francesca. They’re truly marvelous. One tip, if you have a monocular, bring it: perhaps the best panel, with the death of Adam, is very high up and not easy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank chefanina
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Lots to see and experience, worth paying for the visit with a reasonable bookshop also selling a few other items.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dag S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fabrizio0008
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Wilbur L
18 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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