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Plain and simple

The ancient, simple church was built for Franciscan monks in the 13th century. It is a plain stone... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
Beautiful

Worth visiting this cathedral. Take your time to look everywhere. Art is sometimes hidden in... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2014
Eddy J
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Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The ancient, simple church was built for Franciscan monks in the 13th century. It is a plain stone building with interesting interior, containing paintings made by Daddi, Balducci and Naldini, among others. Sadly, the most famous paintings, those from Signorelli and Fiorentino are now kept...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was the birthplace of St Linus, the first Pope after the Apostle Peter....the altar and pulpit are splendid and there is an abundance of paintings...savour it slowly

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

This church dates back to the 14th century. By Italian standards it is simple, yet has a lot of paintings and statues. It is a lovely place to visit while in Volterra.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

Worth visiting this cathedral. Take your time to look everywhere. Art is sometimes hidden in separate parts of the building.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Eddy J
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This church is at one end of the town, a bit off the more popular tourist sights. An impressive church but be wowed by the chapel to the right of the alter. The frescoes in that chapel are stunning and made the walk to the...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Tony S
Reviewed 18 September 2013

It would be easy to overlook this cathedral as compared with the grand facades we have seen in other parts of Italy it is quite modest. Inside is another story. Again our eyes were drawn upwards to frescos and art works.

Date of experience: September 2013
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