The Churches of Arezzo
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Etruscan era in the place where the church stands now, it took fertility rites beside a spring that flows in the middle of the forest that covered the area. Following the will of San Bernardino, was made to close the source and purified the place from its pagan origins. It was built as a church which comes from a graceful porch built by Benedict to Milan around 1470. Santa Maria delle Grazie church is the more suggestive of Arezzo, the inside is basically one room that houses an altar built by Parri Spinello and the wonderful marble altar and terracotta attributed to Andrea della Robbia.
Open daily: 08:00 - 19:00
Located within walking distance from the cathedral, its interior is kept the altar where there is a crucifix by Cimabue made around 1290, while the walls you can see fragments of frescoes dating back to the XV and XVI century, giving the impression to stop before a huge photo album.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 19:00. Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 / 12:30 - 19:00
The Badia of Sante Flora and Lucilla
This particular church was built in stages, beginning with the Gothic in one of three naves. The monastery was rebuilt in 1315. Inside the houses altarpiece by Giorgio Vasari, set in a frame of marble that gives a very massive. Above the altar is exposed to pretend dome, painted on canvas by Andrea Pozzo in 1702: a true masterpiece of Baroque art.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 19:00. Sunday 07:00 - 12:30
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato
Imposing Gothic-style building into three naves with a transept. Tourists will be fascinated by the various masterpieces kept inside the majestic cathedral: the fresco of "Santa Maria Maddalena" created by Piero della Francesca, the Cenotaph of the Bishop Tarlati, the baptismal font adorned with sculptures by Donatello.
Hours: daily 07:00-12:30 / 15:00-18:30
Chiese di Arezzo