Collegiata Di Santa Maria AssuntaCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Piazza Duomo, 2, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0577940316
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Duomo means ‘cathedral’ but this is no longer considered as a cathedral as there is no bishop in here. This is however still the main church of the town that was started in the 11th century and completed in the 15th century. It is simple from outside, but as you enter it you will find the interiors are opulently decorated with frescoes. It is rated as the most densely decorated church of Tuscany.
- The frescoes all depict scenes from the Old Testament, New Testament, Last Judgement and other figures of saints.
- One of the best frescoes here is the one that was made by Ghirlandaio in 1475.
These two frescoes show the life of Santa Fina, a local girl who was unofficially one of the patron saints of the town. It is said that this little girl was extremely pious but was suffering from guilt pangs as she had snatched an orange from a little boy. For this she laid down sick for a few years and then St. Gregory appeared and foretold her death.It is known that at this very moment, the plank on which she was lying down started producing colorful flowers and after her death when she was being carried to the church for the funeral, the angels came down to ring the bells and pansies were filled in here. Also, a blind boy and a Fina’snurse who were paralyzed for 5 years were miraculously cured just by touching her. Since then this day is celebrated every year and till now they say pansies grow up naturally in the church garden on this day.
- Buses SG1 and SG2 till Piazza Duomo
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95% of people who visit San Gimignano include Collegiata Di Santa Maria Assunta in their plan
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67.86% of people start their Collegiata Di Santa Maria Assunta visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Collegiata Di Santa Maria Assunta
62.39% of people prefer walking in order to reach Collegiata Di Santa Maria Assunta
Visit the Duomo but don't do the museum. It's very small and has not much to offer. The Duomo is very nice, don't forget the free audio tour!
The most beautiful middle ages city I visited
An amazing old city...great shops!
Excellent monument of medieval culture and architecture. There are stunning frescoes of XIV-XV centuries inside. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
Very beautiful frescos in this cathedral. The cathedral homes the one of the rarest depiction of the creation of Eve from Adam. This can be found on ur right facing the main entrance, high up the beginning of part of the wall which tells of the events from the old testament. The other portrays some events of the life of Christ. You can fine also the paintings and frescos of the life of St. Fina. Also the frescos of the plague in the 13th centuries. A very beautiful church to visit.