Church of Sant'Agostino

Church of Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano

Church of Sant'Agostino
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,279 contributions
Nice church in old town
Aug 2019 • Family
Church of Sant'Agostino is one of the some churches located in the old town in San Gimignano, a wonderful medieval town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy.This church is the second largest religious building in the town, only after Duomo (Cathedral) and it was a very robust building and you can see it from some lookouts. It is nice and in the inner side, you can see some religious paintings of the saint.
(See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano)
Written May 13, 2020
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Bonnie H
Danbury, CT22 contributions
Lovely, peaceful church in winter.
Feb 2020 • Friends
This church is easily accessible all year round but is more peaceful in early mornings. The winter months see less tourists and so give the visitor a more tranquil experience.
Written February 16, 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,658 contributions
Uncrowded & Peaceful & Only 7-10 min walk from Main Piazza
May 2019
It’s a nice surprise (and a welcome relief) to find a quiet spot in San Gimignano. The church somehow feels off the beaten track because not many people seem to make it here but it is seriously only 7 – 10 minute walk away from the main piazza.
To get there, you can head down Via San Matteo but it's also a good chance to wander off through a few side-streets and explore a little.
Admittedly, it’s not very impressive from the outside. It’s big but it’s also a very simple, plain structure (probably because it was built around the late 1200s by the monks themselves). Inside however is a little treasure chest of artworks. The main fresco cycle around the altar is the most interesting part. It tells the story of the 4th century saint, St Augustine. Even without knowing much, you can mostly follow his story because each panel shows another step in life, from starting school as a little boy (he looks reluctant with his arms crossed defiantly), to university, his travels to Africa, leaving for Milan on horseback, baptism and finally his funeral.
Outside is a large, peaceful cloistered courtyard, surrounded by covered walkways and flowers in urns. It is a reminder that for centuries this has been a space of quiet contemplation and devotion to prayer.
Entry is free (or you can make a donation). The church is closed for several hours in the middle of the day between 12 - 3pm.
Written January 5, 2020
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Chris B
Houston, TX2,799 contributions
A beautiful, peaceful church
May 2019 • Couples
Seeing this beautiful, peaceful church, built in 1260, was a highlight of our visit to San Gimignano. The frescoes depicting the life of St Augustine were wonderful.
Written June 28, 2019
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alexineberry
Clitheroe, UK200 contributions
Frescos Again
May 2019 • Couples
Among other items is the 15th Century cycle of frescos by Benozzi Gozzoli on the life of St Agostino. A beautiful insight to Renaissance Italy.
Written May 30, 2019
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A Wandering Web Travels
Calgary, Canada178 contributions
Quieter area of San Gimignano
Jul 2018 • Business
This small church is beautiful with incredible frescos. It is nearby to a small square with quaint restaurants. This is a quieter area of San Gimignano as the main square is very busy with tourists. It is worth the walk to visit this church.
Written March 8, 2019
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Kyle S
968 contributions
Simple exterior, Rococo interior
Nov 2018 • Couples
Consecrated in 1298, this church is on a square away from the town center. The interior was decorated by Vanvitelli The choir is covered in Gozzoli's frescos depicting the Life of St Augustine. Above the main altar is The Coronation of the Virgin by Pollaiuolo.
Written January 21, 2019
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katy c
New York City, NY1 contribution
Far from the crowd
Oct 2018 • Couples
In town but a bit far from the central street, a nice and charming church and square to visit and to enjoy.
Written October 23, 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Another fascinating church
Sep 2018 • Friends
The church was built in the Romanesque style with some Gothic elements, during the 13th century. Its interior is like an art gallery, with so many fascinating works on display that you will need a couple of hours to explore them in all their glory and details!
Written September 30, 2018
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Tommyg2230
Tysons Corner VA361 contributions
Go Inside and See the Marvelous Paintings
Aug 2018 • Family
This church is not the main church, but IMHO it's more interesting than the cathedral! The paintings are very interesting and show, on a much smaller scale than Uffizi, how local artists matured from the one-dimensional medieval work to the more sophisticated Renaissance stuff.
Written September 6, 2018
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