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Simple local church, still tending to the needs of locals.

You have the impression that this is a simple local church, still tending to the needs of locals... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Santa Cruz, California
Simple church

Both inside and out it is very austere. It does contain fragments of 14th century frescos depicting... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Corso Il Rossellino, 53026, Pienza, Italy
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

You have the impression that this is a simple local church, still tending to the needs of locals, which is nice for the community and the religious orders that can seem to lack relevance these days.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Both inside and out it is very austere. It does contain fragments of 14th century frescos depicting St. Francis's life. It's worth a visit and it's free.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The simple Gothic style church in the main historic street of the city was built in the 13th century by Franciscans. The exterior was never completed, and the interior hosted many 14th century frescoes, from which only a few survived. It is a simple and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This historic church has the simplicity of the times and certainly a must see on your list of things to see in Pienza, right after the pecorino cheese:-)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marty B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a beautiful small church which has a lot of religious atmosphere within its walls. It is a good place to do some quiet reflection during these hectic days,

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lakegirl48
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Visited Pienza in August, showing up at the Palazzo Piccolomini on a Monday to find out it was closed, but the silver lining was that as we walked away from the Palazzo up the Corso il Rosselino we instead discovered the church of San Francesco....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 22 July 2017

It's not big in francescan style of minimalism, but it breathes. Hopefully it will be more restaured to look even better, because there are great frescas on the walls. And there is a really wonderful statue of Madonna! The best I have ever seen: so...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Spirinetti
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This church creates a powerful atmosphere. It doesn't display riches but from the travertine altar to the fragments of frescoes showing the monastic life of St Francis it is simply beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank janea201
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is a not-so-rich church, really medieval feeling. All of that is in accordance with the place and the rest of town in a good melting of historic heritages.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank GlobetTrotterTerrone
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice and atmospheric church! Go to the far right angle of the church and you would find smal chapel with really nice looking ceiling. Most of the tourists just run in and out but you'd better stay a little bit longer to feel the spirit...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DmitryStPetersburg
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