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Church of San Francesco Arezzo

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Address: Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
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Piero della Francesca in all glory

Art lovers especially fans of medieval art will love it, here you can watch one of the most famous artists elusive Piero della Francesca in situ at his best. " the legend of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art lovers especially fans of medieval art will love it, here you can watch one of the most famous artists elusive Piero della Francesca in situ at his best. " the legend of the True Cross" There is a audio guide and I would recommend to take it. Be prepare for a neck pain as you have to look up... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is so lovely and i had a great visit. I definitely recommend it to all who visit Arezzo, you won't be disappointed.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Legent of the True Cross, a series of 10 fresco, telling the true story of the Cross. Story starts from a tree growed from Adam's skull. Queen Sheba, Solomon, St.Helena, Constantine, Heraclius are all included. The Crucifix was made between 1250-1260, truely historic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took a day trip to Arezzo and toured the Church of San Francesco. Very enjoyable, the art there was tremendous and I always have a deep place in my heart for the old churches in Italy. Truly enjoyed seeing the Legend of the True Cross and the other frescos and paintings, I would say the church is good for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Unless you re really into bible stories . If only for art , no. You can't see it close they are high up. Compare with Florence many museums and palaces full of art cost only about 12-14€ . I think here they charge too much .

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Storia della vera croce is a must see, if getting in during mass times you don't have to pay the ticket as it should be for free anyway as it used to be!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 27 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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 7 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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