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Duomo

Montepulciano, Italy
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sarasota, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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290 reviews 290 reviews
205 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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381 reviews 381 reviews
363 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Ok so this is a real church. Too many churches in Tuscany are for show. This church however is a real working church. I went to mass here and the locals all showed up, even or inn keepers! It is not standout, it is a house of God and you can tell. It is beautiful and the bells outside during... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Loved the history and architecture. It is very photogenic, although photographing inside is discouraged, especially flash photography. Tourists were taking photos with their mobile phones. A must-see if you are visiting Montepulciano.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you've seen quite a few churches in Italy, this one will be a little plain and rather underwhelming. Orvieto was far more impressive.

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