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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Amazing. Breathtaking. You will truly be gobsmacked by Piero's fresco cycle of the Legend of the True Cross. An experience of a lifetime. Please: Do your homework before you come to Arezzo. Read about the Legend. Consult the appropriate chapters from The Golden Legend. Wiki...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I was travelling from Siena to Rome with my wife and we decided to stop at Arezzo. Before leaving the city, we went to the Church. The ticket office near the entrance was closed, so we went downstairs to the one in the book store....More

3  Thank Alexandre R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see and experience, worth paying for the visit with a reasonable bookshop also selling a few other items.

Thank Dag S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church was the second one built by the Franciscan order in the city, it was built at the turn of the 14th century and the facade decoration was never completed. It was characteristically built in the Tuscan-Gothic style, with one simple nave. The main...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must pre-book for this special visit. As I have an interest in the works of Piero Della Francesca this was a stunning experience for me. You are time for the frescoes behind the crucifix but you can stay in the church for as long...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to see the Piero della Francesca frescoes in the Bacci Chapel a number of years ago, but we did not realize you needed to make a reservation. We were disappointed when we showed up and there were no slots available. This time we...More

1  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The frescoes - a true milestone in the history of art- need no introduction; what instead needs definite improvement is the attitude of the staff of the company presently managing the site towards visitors and tourist guides attending and visiting this site,often displaying a rigid,...More

Thank Fabrizio0008
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

There is a stunning frescoe cycle in the Cappella Bacci. You need to purchase a ticket and you are allocated a set time to visit. Read up on it before you go - otherwise, it will just be another series of colourful wall markings, if...More

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Fabulous frescoes from the 15th and 16th century ornate the San Francisco Basilica and the Bacci Chapel in Arezzo. The building is well maintained and there are good explanation panels about each groups of paintings and the chapels. More explanation about the architecture, history, artists...More

Thank dromasca
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The frescoes are beautiful. My goal was to see them with my own eyes.It is awesome.Not because of religion, but because of artistic value, this is a very important place for me.

Thank aaarlen
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Went specifically to see these beautiful frescoes in the Bacci Chapel. The colors were amazing! Historically, they are very important and worth a visit.

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Memorable church full of fresco stories painted and removed at different milestones in Italy’s history

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I would suggest parking Via Pietri with an escalator up direct to the Dom of the city and the other major tourist actractive.
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