This church is an absolute jewel, packed full of exquisite artistic treasures. It's easily overshadowed by its more celebrated neighbour, the cathedral. Those on the tourist circuit would do well to spend a little extra time to hunt it out, hidden away in one of the less busy piazzas. Inside lie magnificent riches for art lovers. A whole fresco cycle by the wonderful artist Benozzo Gozzoli, dedicated to the life of Sant'Agostino, rivals his colourful masterpiece in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, in Florence. In an excellent state of preservation, the frescoes make the walls behind the altar glow with vibrant images. The faces are so realistic. You can still see their descendants in the streets outside. There are also works by Ghirlandaio, Fra Bartolomeo, one of the Pollaiouolo brothers, and the town's oldest fresco by Memmo Lippi, of the Madonnas and Child, painted in 1312. I was bowled over by the stunning collection of art in this relatively small church. It really is a joy to behold. A word of warning. It's very dark inside, and no photography is allowed. But whatever you do, don't miss it from your itinerary. It's a gem
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