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westy54 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia6,432 contributions922 helpful votes
Small 13th century church with an important painted Crucifix and a number of frescoes in various states of repair.
Construction of this small stone church with a Gothic style facade and bell tower was commenced in 1265 and was completed during the 14th century. The facade was being renovated when we visited so much of it was covered but you could see from the photo outside that it was largely unadorned except for a rose window above the only portal that was covered by a porch. Internally the church had a single nave with a wooden trussed ceiling. There were a number of frescoes, many dating from the 14th century, around the walls, however unfortunately a good number of them had suffered various degrees of damage over the centuries. The high altar sits in front of a Gothic style chapel with a lancet arch that also has a small vaulted ceiling and three long stained glass windows. There are two smaller chapels, each with a smaller lancet arch and one stained glass window on either side of the high altar. The main attraction in the church though is the large wonderful Crucifix, painted in 1265 by the Italian painter Cimabue. It was stated that there were lights which you could turn on to highlight the features of the Crucifix, presumably with the donation of money, however after about 10 minutes of searching we gave up. The church was located along one of the streets that lead to our car park so therefore worth a look, particularly for the Crucifix, but not sure I would rate this as a must see.…
Date of experience: July 2019
Frances S wrote a review Oct 2019
Ashford, United Kingdom457 contributions200 helpful votes
Disappointingly bleak and under heavy repair outside; the inside was rather dark and depressing, with a particularly poignant Cimabue crucifixion. Dd not persevere to activate the lighting system so left without seeing much of the frescoes as we wanted to see several churches in a short visit.…
Date of experience: September 2019
Bel wrote a review Apr 2019
It is one of the most authentic Romanesque-Gothic church in Tuscany with an original wooden ceiling.
Date of experience: April 2019
NurseRoodaal wrote a review Jan 2019
Cape Naturaliste, Australia377 contributions121 helpful votes
There are some very old frescoes in this quiet little church for which it is famous. A little off the main track and down the hill this church is worth a visit, especially when you then compare it with the other, more elaborate, churches in town.
Date of experience: January 2019
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Borzov wrote a review Oct 2018
Rijeka, Croatia4,389 contributions1,064 helpful votes
The medieval church was built from 1275 and completed in the 14th century. It is built in a typical Tuscan Gothic style and dedicated to Saint Dominic, a Castilian priest and a patron saint of astronomers. There are several very precious frescoes in its interior, the most notable being a painted crucifix by Cimabue, the Italian painter, from the 13th century.…
Date of experience: September 2018