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Santa Maria al Calcinaio

Santa Maria al Calcinaio Review

Legend has it that the image of the Madonna appeared on a wall of a medieval calcinaio (lime pit used for curing leather), the site on which the church was then built between 1485 and 1513. The linear gray-and-white interior recalls Florence's Duomo. Sienese architect Francesco di Giorgio (1439–1502) most likely designed the sanctuary: the church is a terrific example of Renaissance architectural principles.

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  • Address: Località Il Calcinaio 227, 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Cortona's center, Cortona, 52044 | Map It
  • Phone: 0575/604830
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 3:30–6, Sun. 10–12:30
  • Location: Cortona
Updated: 12-04-2013

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