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Tempio di San Biagio

Via di San Biagio, Montepulciano, Italy
0578/7577761
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The majestic cypress trees outlining your approach to this beautiful church is breathtaking. We attended a concert held on Friday evening @ 18:00-19:00. The interior of this church is adorned with a beautiful Michelangelo stain glass windows and magnificent marble statues. Definitely worth a visit. La Grotta restaurant is conveniently located across the street. We finished our evening with a... More 

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Pretoria
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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The church built in the early 1500’s is nestled at the foot of the hill town of Montepulciano. Its large dome is visible from miles off, if you walk toward the town. Inside there is a stained glass window above the magnificent altar, created by Michelangelo. Do not miss the opportunity to visit if in Tuscany.

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Seattle
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Take the time to wander down to this magnificent church. There is a Michelangelo glass mosaic above the altar, as well as the only painting of Mary with a smile on her face. I'm so glad they are renovating this wonderfully historic place of worship. Parking is right in front and no stairs.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I agree with reviewers in recommending a visit to this beautiful historic church! A recent reviewer felt this church was too far from Montepulciano to walk. It is one kilometer from Montepulciano. In good weather for those who are able this is a very nice ( scenic)10 minute walk. It is worth noting that San Biagio was built to house... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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72 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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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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132 helpful votes 132 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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