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Churches of Arezzo

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Cathedral:

it's located at the top of the hill of Arezzo near to the Fortress and the "Prato" (gardens). Due to its position you can see it from every place. It was designed by Margaritone and its construction began at the end of the 13th century. The bishop Guglielmino degli Ubertini wanted its construction. The Cathedral was completed in the 16th century, but its facade was relized in the 20th century. The campanile was erected half way through the 19th century next to the polygonal apse. The spire is 20th century. The Cathedral houses wonderful and important works of art, like the stained glass windows by Guillaume de Marcillat, the "Maria Maddalena" by Piero della Francesca, the Funerary monument of Guido Tarlati (1276, Agostino di Giovanni e Agnolo di Ventura), the Main Altar (Giovanni Pisano). In the Cathedral you can see the chapel of Madonna del Conforto. Number 4: See the Map »

Church of S. Domenico:

it's in piazza S. Domenico. There is a Romanesque portal on its facade. The Tarlatis wanted its construction and it was designed by Nicola Pisano in the 13th century. The church houses frescoes by Aretine artists and a very famous Crucifix by Cimabue (1265). Number 1: See the Map »

Basilica of S. Francesco:

it's situated in the square that bears its name; it was designed by Frà Giovanni da Pistoia in the 14th century. The interior has one nave and houses frescoes by Spinello Aretino, Parri di Spinello, Desiderio da Settignano, Luca Signorelli. The most important work of art is the "Legend of the True Cross", the masterpiece by Piero della Francesca. This famous cycle of frescoes is one of the most significant works of Italian renaissance painting. Number 14: See the Map »

Badia of Ss. Flora and Lucilla:

it's located in piazza della Badia; it was built in the 14th century by Benedictine monks and it was redone in the 16th century according to a project by Vasari. The characteristic campanile (17th century) houses an important Crucifix painted on wood by Segna di Bonaventura. Number 11: See the Map »

Pieve of Santa Maria:

it's situated between Corso Italia and Piazza Grande; its construction began in the second half of the 12th century, but it was completed in the 14th century. Its campanile is called "delle cento buche" (hundreds holed bell-tower) and it was built in 1330. On the facade there are sculptures by Domenico Marchionne. The interior houses a wonderful polyptych by Pietro Lorenzetti (1320); in the crypt there is the skull of San Donato, the town's Christian patron. Number 10: See the Map »

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie:

it's located out of the center, at the end of viale Mecenate. It's famous for a wonderful portico by Benedetto da Maiano (15th century); the church was erected according to a project by Domenico del Fattore and it houses an high altar by Andrea della Robbia, the unique work in marble of the artist. Number 39: See the Map »

Church of Santa Maria in Gradi:

: it's situated in the square that bears its name. It was designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati in the 16th century; the campanile is dated 1671; the altar was built in the 17th century. The church houses an interesting terracotta by Andrea della Robbia. Number 2: See the Map »

Church of Ss. Annunziata:

this is located in via Garibaldi. The church was built following a project by Bartolomeo della Gatta, but it was completed by Antonio Sangallo. The church is divided in three naves. On its facade there is the "Annunciazione" by Spinello Aretino. Number 3: See the Map »

 

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