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Church of Sant'Agostino

Piazza Sant'Agostino, 53073 San Gimignano, Italy
0577/907012
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Difficult to get to from the hotel, but worth the trip the walk down the hill. The altar is underground and carved out of rock.

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Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If for no other reason, walking through the beautiful 13th century streets of San Gimignano to the far carner of the medieval town--and far away from the buses that disgorge their thousands of tourists--is reason enough to visit this ancient church and Augustinian convento. The church itself is austere and beautiful. It contains dazzling frescoes by Gozzoli depicting the life... More 

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Toulouse, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful Fresques in the inside, and the outside location makes this place an necessity to share during your trip in San Giminiano.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you walk into the church it takes your breath away. It is breathtaking and amazing to find such artwork for the times. It is definitely worth your time to go and even sit and take it all in.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This church is well worth a visit for the quality and variety of its medieval frescoes. Put 50c in the box in the chapel behind the altar to light up the Gozzoli frescoes. The church is situated in a peaceful, and surprisingly large square, close to the Porta San Matteo.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

With your entrance fee you get a free handset explaining each panel of the wall paintings. Beautiful and sobering

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Juneau
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From the outside, you wouldn't expect what you find inside. It's worth exploring. Definitely worth visiting during hours when there is less of a crowd - to enjoy a more quiet atmosphere. While we were there, the visitors created a bit of a buzz. But that was due in part to one of the groups being a crowd of kids.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent a week in San Gimignano and wandered into this church on day 4 as my husband was searching for the sculpture court. Sadly a funeral service was just finishing so we waited outside and looked in the cloisters and soaked up the peaceful surroundings in this quiet piazza. The interior has some fine artwork and a sense of... More 

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Hampton Court
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

very beautiful interior and well lit so that you can see the frescos etc.Shame it is closed between 12.00 and 15.00

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Be sure to walk behind the alter to view the life of St. Augustine in fresco form. I would suggest reading up on his life prior to viewing the amazing art work. Don't miss the nativity scene in the back of the church that was discovered in the last three years when some work was being done. You can exit... More 

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