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“If you go to San Gimignano you should not skip this one”

Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta - Duomo di San Gimignano
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San Gimignano and Volterra Tour by Private Luxury Van
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Manila, Philippines
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“If you go to San Gimignano you should not skip this one”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

A must if visiting San Gimignano. Not a huge church, but the story of St. Fina is worth hearing. The frescoes are beautiful, even the damaged ones. The audio guide was a bit disappointing as it mainly related the biblical stories and did not give much information about the art. However, it was free. Photos are not allowed inside which is a bit disappointing. Not sure why the photo policy is so uneven between facilities. Can be done fairly quickly unless you really want to do the frescoes in detail.

Visited March 2014
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“AMAZING FRESCOES..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The AMAZING frescoes inside the place that tell bible stories...most of them seem to be cartoonish but they are in excellent condition and should be one of the top attractions in all of San Gimignano. It is ashame that you are not allowed to take photos within the church of all the frescoes

Visited November 2013
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“A feast of medieval art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is hard to understand how such a small town could have afforded the luxury of such a vast heritage of art, mostly sacred art. The pilgrims' route must have rendered well in the middle ages, as tourists do today. The town itself, so well preserved, is unforgettable.

Visited January 2014
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Grasmere, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

It's not a big church, but has a lot of interesting features. I especially liked the depiction of hell on one of the frescoes. However, I think it's a bit too expensive. There are a lot of very nice churches with no entry fee around Tuscany. I found it weird that this wasn't for free, and we couldn't even take pictures without the flash.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

this was our first stop on a tour of medieval italian towns
the town itself is compact and very attractive albeit somewhat touristfied rather than a working city - the duomo is barely worth a five minute glance and so comes out somewhat expensive
admire the town - where they sell the best ice cream we ate in more than 13 towns and cities - but unless you really are into religious art give it a miss

Visited September 2013
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