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The Renaissance jewel

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio was built by the Shoemakers Guild in the 15th... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
Often Overlooked

Wonderful historic church often missed on the trek up the hill to town. Watch for the driveway to... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Mark107
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Longmont, Colorado
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26 Sep 2018
“The Renaissance jewel”
29 Oct 2017
“Often Overlooked”
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Built in 1485 by engineer and architect Francesco di Giorgio (1439-1501,) this church is a fine example of Renaissance architecture with its octagonal-domed shape.
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Strada Provinciale Umbro Cortonese, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio was built by the Shoemakers Guild in the 15th century, as they had lime basins for curing leather in the close vicinity. It is considered to be one of the most important masterpieces of the Renaissance...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful historic church often missed on the trek up the hill to town. Watch for the driveway to your left as you see the church; it is hard to miss. The folks inside are very nice and will give you the details. Worth a short...More

Thank Mark107
Reviewed 21 September 2017

As said in other reviews, the church from the outside is vast but looks like it could be abandoned. We passed it on the road up into Cortona for dinner one evening and decided to detour off and stop by. There was a service going...More

Thank WillMarks
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our driver Dejan took us here for a surprise sunset party one night on our way to dinner. What a beautiful setting. We had champaign and watched the sun set with our friends. This place is just full of history and charm. Take time to...More

1  Thank kathfootball
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is very nice to see some old buildings in their original state, this landmark has not had much restoration done to it and is not well visited. If you have an afternoon in Cortona and are looking to experience some old world architecture, this...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This church initially looked abandoned. It is just outside the city. The inside is neat and in good repair. It appears to be larger than the Duomo in Cortona

Thank WorldTravelbuff
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This church is located on the way to Cortona and worth of stopping. You enter by car from above, drive down one way, exit below. They started to build the church 1485 and finished 1513 and surrounded by some olive trees and cemetery. It is...More

Thank mWrite
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This church is right by the Villa - a great place to check out. Down the hill from the town of Cortona

Thank Bellgirl3
Reviewed 16 January 2016

While just out of town on one of the feeder routes up to Cortona, this small Duomo reveals the sweetness of Cortona's spiritual life. The inside is a little bit dark but you feel the spirit's presence. The cemetery is a few meters up the...More

1  Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We didn't have an opportunity to visit but I took this great photo of it from old Cortona above. So beautiful to include for a perfect photo op scenery from the top of the old town.

Thank LouAnn K
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