The Basilica of St. Dominic in Arezzo: A Historical and Artistic Treasure

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The Basilica of San Domenico in Arezzo, built from 1240 by the Dominican friars and financially supported by the Ubertini and Tarlati families, is known for its asymmetrical facade and for being a symbol of the encounter between art and faith. Witnessing the artistic evolution between the 14th and 15th centuries, it hosted the first Conclave in 1276. Despite historical challenges, such as its abandonment in 1782, today the basilica, located near the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donatus, enchants with Gothic stained glass windows, frescoes and works by artists such as Cimabue and Spinello Aretino. Recognized by UNESCO, it is an essential stop on a cultural exploration of Arezzo, easily accessible from the Poggio Del Drago B&B.