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8 Most Gorgeous Churches of Tuscany

Last updated : Aug 13, 2015

Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy. It speaks a lot about the glorious past of the country. The breathtaking landscape of Italy with vast stretches of vineyards makes it wonderful. Tuscany is home to some of the finest pieces of architecture. The impressive castles, the lovely abbeys, the museums are all outstanding. Apart from these the churches of Tuscany are its major attraction. They set excellent examples of medieval architecture. The peaceful setting of these churches makes them all the more amazing. Here is a general view about some of the most beautiful churches of Tuscany.

8 Most Beautiful Churches in Tuscany

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto

Set amidst a beautiful landscape this place is home to 36 frescoes. The choir stalls made of inlaid wood are great work of art. The library and the museum are the must visit places here. Entry to this monastery is free.


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Duomo di Siena

The cathedral of Siena is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Siena with around 1 million visitors each year.The Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell’Opera are the most important features of this monument.

Duomo-di-Siena Church

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Santa Mariadel Fiore

This is the third largest church in the World. It was completed in the 15th century. It is even the third and the last cathedral of Florence and is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore. The art and architecture of this church is worth appreciation.


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Piazza dei Miracoli,Pisa

This world renowned monument is the finest example of Medieval European architecture. The Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistry, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Camposanto Monumentale are the four religious edifices found here.

Piazza-dei-Miracoli in Pisa

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Abbazia di Sant’Antimo

The architecture of this place has been influenced by Lombard and transalpine models. Built between eleventh and twelfth century, Abbazia di Sant’Antimo is set amidst a beautiful and serene landscape of valley and river.


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Church of San Miniato al Monte

Admire the fine architecture of the church and get the most splendid view of the town of Florence from Church of San Miniato al Monte. The green and white marble in geometric patterns adorns the façade of this church while the interiors are decorated with frescoes.


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Hermitage of Montesiepi

Visit the famous Hermitage of Montesiepi and get a view of the ruins of Abbey of San Galgano. The most important feature of this church is the two swords embedded in rock. The setting of the church is a gorgeous.


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Church of San Michele in Volterra

The superb painted and glazed terracotta Madonna with Child by Giovanni della Robbia is the most important feature of this church. The frescoes here are superb and attractive.

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