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Church of San Francesco Arezzo

Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 20630
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“fresco cycle” (16 reviews)
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Piazza San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 20630
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank BobBramble2013
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 30 September 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

Thank HaNosseah
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

Thank Osama E
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

Thank pinir67
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited on a quiet day in early August so there was no waiting line for the ticket-access area behind the altar from where you have the closest views of Piero della Francesca's frescos. They are of course worth the stop for any fan of...More

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a devotee of Piero Della Francesco, you know this is a must. But even if you don't know his work, the frescoes in this church are a spectacular example of great Renaissance art. The church can be entered free of charge, but there...More

Thank Candace E
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Arezzo on a Friday in late July expecting it to be busy. We parked in one of the signposted parking garages (it would have been better if I had researched which was the best, so it was a little bit of a walk,...More

Thank AJG_Ipswich
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We really loved and enjoyed the town of Arezzo. It is a very calm and lovely town. People are very nice and friendly. We stopped by the church and it is quite historic. It is a must if you are in town.

Thank Evelopez
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We booked a timed entry months in advance, but that might not have been necessary for our late May visit, as the church was not busy then. We managed to tag along with a guide who explained several features of Piero's design that might escape...More

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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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