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Arezzo: art

Certainly you must not miss St Francis Church and its magnificent interior...


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Certainly you must not miss St Francis Church and its magnificent interior.

St Francis Church was begun in the second half of 1200, by request of the Franciscan friars and it has bacome famous for the precious frescos of “The Legend of the True Cross”, by Piero della Francesca.

It was begun in the second half of 1200, by request of the Franciscan friars and it has bacome famous for the precious frescos of “The Legend of the True Cross”, by Piero della Francesca, who started to execute it in 1400.

If you continue your way from the square towards Corso Italia, you get to Pieve S. Maria, one of the greatest expressions of the Romanesque art, with an early Christian structure.

If you continue your way from the square towards Corso Italia, you get to Pieve S. Maria, one of the greatest expressions of the Romanesque art, with an early Christian structure.

Then the visit to the Archaeological Museum is important too (which is near the Roman Amphitheatre of the 1st-2nd century) and preserves Greek and Etruscan vases, the ruins of Roman floorings, coins and statues.

Absolutely to visit around Arezzo:


-the Verna, a peak (1129m.), covered by beeches and firs, that was given to St Francesco d’Assisi by Count Cattani in 1213, as well as the complex of the Franciscan sanctuary built between 1216 1218, still today active and rich in works of art;

-Poppi (Popium), a little town in the heart of Casentino; it was the ancient residence of Count Guido di Simone;

-Please look at the wonderful landscape !!!





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