Basilica di San Francesco

Highly recommended
The vast basilica with an unfinished façade is in the typically unadorned Franciscan style. Inside, your eyes are soon drawn to the Cappella Bacci behind the altar, where Piero della Francesca left one of the finest examples of Tuscan Renaissance painting: frescoes illustrating the Legend of the True Cross. These ten scenes painted between 1452 and 1466 alone make a visit worthwhile. In addition, the church has a remarkable stained-glass window by Guillaume de Marcillat.

Useful information

Address:

Piazza San Francesco - Cappella Bacci, 52100 Arezzo

Phone:

+39 0575 352727

Price:

8 €

Opening hours

tours every 30min, groups of up to 25 - Apr-Oct: 9am-7pm (Sat 6pm), Sun 1pm-6pm; Nov-Mar: 9am-6pm (Sat 5.30pm), Sun 1pm-5.30pm

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