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Tempio di San Biagio

Via di San Biagio, Montepulciano, Italy
0578/7577761
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This lovely basilica, built in 1518, provided the inspiration for the design of St Peter's in Rome. It's perfect symmetry and soaring dome is magnificent and the level of decoration inside lovely but classical and reasonably subdued - a welcome change from most of the hyper-baroque churches through Italy! Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

No matter where you walk in Montepulciano, at the bottom of the hill you overlook this beautiful church and its fantastic domed roof. A short walk downhill from the town, brings you through an avenue of trees leading you to the church itself. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stunning Chiesa on the city limits peaceful cool and welcoming, a dramatic backdrop to a beautiful town. parking straight forward

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London
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237 reviews 237 reviews
59 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were really looking forward to see the temple. After navigating the step hills and alleys in Montepulciano we finally arrived to find the area over taken by young kids on holiday and builders! The building was closed to the public for renovation - very disappointing!

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Dallas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was closed for renovations in early April, 2014. You can still walk around the grounds, but can not go inside.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great exterior. It's rally nice but in Tuscany there are so many amazing things to see that this one just didn't make it to the top 5 :) We just walked around, took a few photos and than went on our way.

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Middletown, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

From the outside this is a gorgeous structure, but due to extensive indoor renovations we were unable to go inside. We peeked in a little bit, and could see that it will be awesome when completed, which we were told by a construction worker will be next spring. There was a restaurant on site, and a wine tasting establishment, and... More

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London, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We walked to the church of San Biagio today, only to find all the doors closed by builders' paraphernalia. There were no signs, either in the town, at the tourist office, or anywhere on the church site itself to explain that the church was closed to visitors. There was also no indication of how long it would be closed. Of... More

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Montepulciano, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

There is a Special, relaxing atmosphere outside of the church, when you go there in the early morning or in the late afternoon. You will find less people and can appreciate it.

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washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I didn't get to go inside, since it was closed, but the outside of the building is beautiful. We enjoyed walking around and looking at the architecture up close. Of course, if you are short on time and the church has not been re-opened, you can see the church from a distance when you're in Montepulciano.

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