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Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Duomo di San Gimignano

Piazza Duomo, 2, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was the only attraction I payed money for in San Gimignano, and I did it for ghirlandaio's gorgeous frescoes. The rest of San Gimignano's beauty is free...

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Middle Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The entry ticket for the Duomo cost 4 euros, but includes the audio tour which makes it a great value. The frescos are beautiful with so much expression on the faces of the people in the paintings. I especially liked how the artist portrays how God created Eve from the rib of Adam. This is well worth the visit!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

By your ticket for entry in the bookshop on the left of the entry and invest the extra €'s for the audio tour to help you fully appreciated the magnificent frescoes that adorn the interior of this 12th century Romanesque church. The frescoes by Ghirlandio in the Capella di Santa Fina on the right front of the nave were the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I have been to San Gimingnano before, but we have never visited the Duomo (Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta). We recently watch the movie, "Tea with Mussolini" and part of the movie was filmed in San Gimingnano. In that movie the fresco of Saint Fina was portrayed as being saved from the Germans in WWII and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gorgeous place to visit lots of history obviously, great food, but mostly fantastic jewelry :D prices are very good and there is something for everybody. The views and vistas are wonderful and the memories will last you a lifetime.

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Kangasala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The stories of bible are told with vivid pictures in this church. Frescoes tell a lot about medieval thinking and chuch's world view. e.g The frecoe how Eve was literally taken from Adam and scary hell fresco show how church's scared people and controlled them for centuries.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

San Gimignano is also busy with tourists shopping and enjoying a gelato, but I would highly recommend that you take 30 minutes for a cultural break to visit the Duomo. You will find some shade and peace, and you will most importantly get to see some amazing frescoes which are very well preserved and depict scenes of the old and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Duomo was magnificient. The staff at the duomo were most unhelpful. Included in the price of admittance was the use of an audio guide however to be able to use the guide you had to show photo id. Unfortunately the only id we had on holiday were our passports but these were securely kept at our accommodation. Nothing else... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Truly amazing fresco cycles here. The church gives tourists audio guides to explain them, but they can easily be enjoyed as art work for those with a tiny bit of bible knowledge. Hell is truly scary and ever so slightly R-rated but subtle and up hire enough that I had to point it out to my teens, so don't be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

What a magnificent specimen of medieval and Renaissance art. The frescos are brightly coloured and in remarkable condition. the Chapel to St Fina and the Violets has all the trappings of the art of reliquaries. The wealth of the town is expressed in this Duomo as it has famous Florentine artists on the walls. Good value and audio guide included... More

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