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Address: Montepulciano, Italy

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Wonderful! Drive to the top and park, walk down to the Duomo

Wonderful Tuscany hill town. The best advice we had beforehand was to drive to the top and park. This allows for easy walking to the Duomo. The road to the top of the hill in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were here on Easter weekend. The church is beautiful inside. The sounds of the choir was like the sounds of angels singing! Brought tear to our eyes! This is a must see when in Montepulciano.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This Duomo has an unfinished exterior, and thus pales by comparison to other Duomos in Italy (Florence, Orvieto, etc), The interior has some interesting statuary and artwork, but again is less memorable than many others. Nonetheless, since Montepulciano has fewer attractions than most other Tuscany cities (other than wine-tasting locales) the Duomo is worth the 30-45 minutes it takes to... More 

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st louis mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Plain on the outside makes you wonder if you even want to venture inside. Don't miss. Loved the simplicity after all the overwhelming beauty of the cathedrals in Rome.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wonderful Tuscany hill town. The best advice we had beforehand was to drive to the top and park. This allows for easy walking to the Duomo. The road to the top of the hill in Montepulciano has no obvious sign posts. It will be best if you get directions from a local (like we did) using one of the area... More 

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Keller, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Duomo, built in the 16-17 centuries, the altar was beautiful. Very simple, as perhaps like the people it represented. Farmers, families and countrymen that lived in the area in medieval times. The frescos were beautiful as were the worship areas. The outside in contrast looks very much like a a normal building in the area.

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This old church is the centre piece of the Piazza Grande in Montepulciano. The Duomo was built in the late 16th century, and is what a church should be simple. If you are expecting the grand basilicas of Rome and Pisa then you will be disappointed, however it is what medieval Tuscany was. Inside is not well illuminated, and there... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

be sure to pay for the head set tour as it provides wonderful explanations of the Frescos and church history.

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located onPiazza Grande is the Montepulciano Duomo built during the 16-17th centuries. The exterior looks rough and unfinished particularly when you've seen Orvieto's or Siena's cathedrals. .The monumental altarpiece from 1401 by the Sienese artist di Bartolo is the highlight of the interior.

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Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you come to the town then you should take the time to view the church and you are certainly not going to miss the exterior when you get to the main piazza, but if looks as though it is waiting for the marble on the front to provide the finishing touch. Inside it is dark and the main attraction... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is cute but seems unfinished. The only reason we entered is because it was so cold outside that we needed some place to warm up!

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