Basilica of St. Francis in Arezzo: A Treasure for the City.

By |2024-04-26T11:39:46+02:00January 25th, 2024|Around Us, Tourist Informations|

The Basilica of St. Francis in Arezzo, an emblematic place of history, art and spirituality, is known for its unfinished facade and the artistic treasure inside. Prominent among its works is the fresco cycle "The Story of the True Cross" by Piero della Francesca, located in the Bacci Chapel. Begun in 1290, the construction reflects the Romanesque architecture of the time, although the facade remained unfinished due to lack of funds. Despite periods of neglect and damage, the basilica has been restored and now shows its interiors enhanced, testifying to its cultural and historical importance for Arezzo and its visitors.