Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Montepulciano

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
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westy54
By westy54
13th century church with an austere white brick facade that was completed in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Jun 2019
This church is located in the very small Piazza Manin which is a nice rest stop on the very steep walk up through Montepulciano along the main street, the Via do Gracciano nel Corso. The church is believed to have been completed by 1285 but largely rebuilt in the 15th century. The white brick facade was added in two stages, the bottom two storeys in the 15th century which were designed and built by Michelozzo, and the third storey and the tympanum were completed in the early 16th century. The rather austere white brick facade on the first storey has four pilasters on either side of the large single portal. There is a large lunette above the portal with a terracotta relief depicting the figures of the Madonna with St John the Baptist and St Augustine which are said to be the work also of Michelozzo. On either side of the lunette on the second storey are two ogival niches for statues, but there are no statues. The third level has a large rose window and the tympanum above that has a coat of arms. The interior was substantially remodelled in the late 18th century. The interior is a single nave with a vaulted cream coloured ceiling that is largely unadorned except for some white stucco designs and white trim. In fact most of the interior of the church is white. There were three rather ornate side altars down each side of the nave with paintings attributed to several different painters of the 15th to the 17th centuries. The high altar has a wooden cross which is attributed to Donatello from the early 15th century. Well worth a look.

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Kroulak
Brno, Czech Republic3,744 contributions
Nice to see
Aug 2020 • Family
Very nice place for history window,quite place where you can sit after city walking and really reccomended👍
Written September 5, 2020
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
13th century church with an austere white brick facade that was completed in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Jun 2019
This church is located in the very small Piazza Manin which is a nice rest stop on the very steep walk up through Montepulciano along the main street, the Via do Gracciano nel Corso. The church is believed to have been completed by 1285 but largely rebuilt in the 15th century. The white brick facade was added in two stages, the bottom two storeys in the 15th century which were designed and built by Michelozzo, and the third storey and the tympanum were completed in the early 16th century.

The rather austere white brick facade on the first storey has four pilasters on either side of the large single portal. There is a large lunette above the portal with a terracotta relief depicting the figures of the Madonna with St John the Baptist and St Augustine which are said to be the work also of Michelozzo. On either side of the lunette on the second storey are two ogival niches for statues, but there are no statues. The third level has a large rose window and the tympanum above that has a coat of arms.

The interior was substantially remodelled in the late 18th century. The interior is a single nave with a vaulted cream coloured ceiling that is largely unadorned except for some white stucco designs and white trim. In fact most of the interior of the church is white. There were three rather ornate side altars down each side of the nave with paintings attributed to several different painters of the 15th to the 17th centuries. The high altar has a wooden cross which is attributed to Donatello from the early 15th century.

Well worth a look.
Written October 9, 2019
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Tuxtails
Savannah, GA402 contributions
Beautiful!
Aug 2019
Glad we stumbled into the piazza where this church is, very beautiful. Statues and altar very impressive. We spent alot of time in here admiring the architecture and peacefulness.
Written August 14, 2019
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szakara
9 contributions
Awesome church facade truly photo worthy!
Jun 2019 • Friends
We went inside this church which appeared almost out of nowhere as we turned a corner onto Piazza Manin. It is beautiful & imposing. Be sure to go inside to see statues of saints, Mary and the crucified Christ and take time to light a candle and pray. There is a quiet presence inside that lets you know that many prayers have been said inside this magnificent church. You may find people seated outside on the steps resting. This church is truly a place of calm repose and rest and plenty to see inside.
Written June 26, 2019
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steve y
Siren, WI255 contributions
Interesting Church
Apr 2019 • Family
Stopped in while walking the main piazza. Met the priest and he wanted us to stay for mass on Saturday night. Side chapels, statues, paintings, and architech worth seeing.
Written April 14, 2019
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ucartech
Jakarta, Indonesia1,577 contributions
Newer church than Duomo
Dec 2018 • Family
On the way of walking from old town gate to Piazza Grande, this church sits with white outer facade and inside is newer than Duomo at Piazza Grande. Well worth a look and also time for rest before continue uphill walk to the Montepulciano great square.
Written April 6, 2019
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,963 contributions
The WHITE church !
Oct 2018 • Couples
Nice church found ascending the village to the top . What is remarkable is the whiteness found inside which is quite unique in Italy !
Written January 14, 2019
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,203 contributions
Quiet place to stop
Oct 2018 • Friends
It doesn't seem to get many tourist visits but it is certainly a nice place to visit and sit awhile. Lots of marble and quite simple.
Written December 17, 2018
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kerosarge
North Dakota269 contributions
Simple Church on your Ascent into the city
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a simple church, but worth the few minutes it takes to walk in and admire the art and architecture as you climb your way into the city.
Written October 3, 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Short visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nothing special if you compare with other Italian churches. But it is calm, no tourists and you can have a little rest.
Written July 20, 2018
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