Tuscany Sights

Santa Maria al Calcinaio

  • Località Il Calcinaio 227 Map It
  • Cortona
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's 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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Località Il Calcinaio 227, 3 km (2 miles) southeast of Cortona's center, Cortona, Tuscany, 52044, Italy

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Published 06/07/2016


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