Parish Church of St. Mary

The construction of the majestic building is linked to the origins of the city of Arezzo and was launched in the second half of the twelfth century on the ruins of an earlier temple dating from the year one thousand. The Romanesque façade has three rows of arcades and a rich sculptural decoration above the access portals. The bell tower dates back to 1330, said he was “hundred holes” for the 40 Romanesque mullioned windows, for a total of 80 “holes”, which accentuate the vertical height (59 meters). The interior is divided in three aisles, and between the works which are preserved here, on the main altar there are the polyptych with Madonna and child with saints painted in 1320 by Pietro Lorenzetti and the bust-reliquary (1346) of Bishop Donato, patron of the city, preserved in the crypt.

 

 

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Parish Church of St. Mary
Corso Italia 7, Arezzo
All day opened, free entry 10:00-12:30/15.00-18:30