Church of Sant'Agostino
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,509 contributions
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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William W
Walpole, Massachusetts, United States23 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
If for no other reason, walking through the beautiful 13th century streets of San Gimignano to the far carner of the medieval town--and far away from the buses that disgorge their thousands of tourists--is reason enough to visit this ancient church and Augustinian convento. The church itself is austere and beautiful. It contains dazzling frescoes by Gozzoli depicting the life of St. Augustine. There are behind the altar. Be sure to drop in a coin to turn on the lights. Gozzoli used local townspeople as his models, and he delights in their highly individual features. Stopping into the adjoining gift shop to buy a guide to what you are viewing is worthwhile. But the other frescos lining the church are also beautiful, and the serene courtyard is not to be missed.
Written November 22, 2014
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Bonnie H
Danbury, CT22 contributions
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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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,475 contributions
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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Richard C
Wellington, New Zealand52 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This very old church is well worth seeing. It is full of paintings some of which go back to the fourteenth century. Don’t miss it
Written July 17, 2018
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JMtravelling2013
Brisbane, Australia124 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Compared to some of the other churches around Italy, this one is so relaxed and the queues are not a problem. AND, it is one of the best inside! Every surface is covered in vibrant, colourful frescos - even the roof! Don't miss it.
Written June 23, 2018
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TonyBur
Philadelphia, PA136 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Passing through the town we stopped at this Augustinian Church. There are many beautiful paintings and frescos. Be sure to see the ones behind the altar. They are a fantastic depiction of the life of St. Augustine.

There are American Augustinian Friars there so English is not a problem. They have a Sunday Mass in English.
Written October 15, 2017
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Lee R
Kansas City, MO70 contributions
Oct 2015
We went to this church because they had an English mass on Sunday morning. But the interior of the church and the frescoes were a very pleasant surprise. Well worth your time
Written October 16, 2015
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Joan
Little Canfield, UK3,549 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
The church of Sant'Agostino is set on a quiet square and looks very plain from the outside. Inside it has some lovely frescos, the ones set behind the altar can be lit (50c in the machine) and it's worth doing as the colours come alive.
The cloister garden was in need of a bit of weeding and a bit unkempt.
Written June 14, 2013
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Toofpik
Fredericksburg, VA496 contributions
Nov 2011 • Couples
Fabio, our host, recommended we visit this church since they have a Scottish priest who says mass in English on Sundays and Holy Days. We wandered in to visit and were struck by the simple beauty of the interior. Make sure you go behind the altar and pay the 50 cents to light up the frescoes...amazing.

We also want to thank Fr. Ian for the personal touch. He needed a couple of strong backs to move an offering tree so my wife and I chipped in. In return he gave us a history of some of the more interesting things to be seen. He's a very nice man and a real treat to talk to.
Written November 16, 2011
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