San Domenico Church

San Domenico Church, Arezzo

San Domenico Church
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G.B.
699 contributions
Very nice church, interesting the crucifix of Cimabue
Sep 2021
Already the outside of the church fascinates for the gothic aspect. Even the interiors are really well cared for, with several works among which stands out obviously the crucifix, the work of Cimabue. I was also very impressed by the effigy of the saint with the sword stuck in his head, (S. Pietro da Verona), who received the robes from S. Domenico himself.
Written November 3, 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Crucifix alone worth the visit
Oct 2021
This church has a unique crucifix and Madonna both of which are worth taking a little trip away from the centre to see.
Written October 23, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,484 contributions
Gotnic church
Aug 2021
Beautiful Gothic church, I think it was completed in the 14th century. The facade is very interesting and there are preserved murals inside, but unfortunately the time was short and I could not enter.
Written August 18, 2021
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
Small 13th century church with an important painted Crucifix and a number of frescoes in various states of repair.
Jul 2019
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.
Written October 27, 2019
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Frances S
Ashford, UK454 contributions
Rather bleak
Sep 2019
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.
Written October 5, 2019
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Bel
10 contributions
A Romanesque treasure
Apr 2019 • Friends
It is one of the most authentic Romanesque-Gothic church in Tuscany with an original wooden ceiling.
Written April 26, 2019
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NurseRoodaal
Cape Naturaliste, Australia377 contributions
Nice old church
Jan 2019 • Solo
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.
Written January 30, 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Nice Gothic facade
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written October 18, 2018
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Gary H
Bloomington, IN566 contributions
Small but beautiful stained glass windows
Sep 2018 • Couples
A bit out of the way for most, we happened upon San Domenico on our way out of Arezzo. Not large nor ornate, it offers a brief, peaceful stop.
Written September 3, 2018
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Paul B
Abbotsford, Canada848 contributions
A local church ...
May 2018 • Couples
One of the many churches in Arezzo, this is one of the smaller ones. However, it has lots of character and less ornate decorations.
Written June 29, 2018
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