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The Top 6 Most Stunning Churches in Tuscany

by Tours of Tuscany
The Top 6 Most Stunning Churches in Tuscany

The Top 6 Most Stunning Churches in Tuscany

Tuscany has plenty to offer its visitors; from amazing Italian cuisine, to the culture. With so much to love, you’re sure to find plenty of ways to enjoy your time here. Regardless of what you’re planning for your vacation, you may want to check out a few of the many incredible cathedrals.

1: Abbazia di Sant’Antimo

A former Benedictine monastery located outside of Montalcino, the Abbazia di Sant’Antimo (or Abbey of Sant’Antimo) is certainly worth a visit. While this site may not be as elegant or decorative as some of the others on this list, its beauty comes from the historic atmosphere. The inside is just as impressive as the cathedral’s exterior, often providing a more relaxed and spiritual ambience.

2: Duomo (Pisa)

Unlike Abbazia di Sant’Antimo, Pisa’s Duomo is famous for its many decorations and aesthetic beauty. The fact that it’s built using large slabs of pale marble makes it absolutely gorgeous, and since it is right next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you could see two incredible landmarks at once!

3: Pistoia’s Cathedral of San Zeno

While Pistoia may not be one of Tuscany’s most well known locations, the cathedral found in the main square, Piazza Duomo, is absolutely fantastic. You’re sure to find that the amazing bell tower and stunning Baptistery are well worth seeing. The silver alter and Giovanni Pisano’s pulpit are two of the things inside that you may not want to miss.

4: Duomo (Florence)

There is plenty to love about the Duomo in Florence; from the incredible dome, to the iconic octagonal baptistery. Whether you want to go inside or appreciate the beauty from a distance while enjoying a drink at one of the many great cafes in the square, you’re sure to be enamored with this magnificent site.

5: Siena Cathedral

There’s so much to enjoy when visiting the Siena Cathedral. The beauty of this structure makes it not only one of the most stunning Gothic churches in Tuscany, but in the whole of Italy – and this is just one of the reasons why this site is so popular. The cathedral is famous for its black and white marble striped exterior, but the interior is just as magnificent.

6: Arezzo, Church of San Francesco

Arezzo may be a beautiful church, but the main reason why it’s so popular is the Legend of the True Cross fresco – which is often considered to be one of the best fresco cycles in the world. It was painted by one of the Early Renaissance’s greatest artists, Piero della Francesca. This alone makes this cathedral a must-visit site for many, but don’t forget to take in how striking the exterior (and the rest of the interior) is.

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