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Tickets for Temple of San Biagio

Discover a beautiful Greek-Renaissance church in stunning Tuscan surroundings

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover a stunning Tuscan church that's a perfect mix of classical Greek and Renaissance architectural styles
  • Admire the intricately carved marble designs and beautiful frescoes, including a legendary depiction of the Virgin Mary with St. Francis
  • Get to know the history of this 500-year-old church with a free multi-language audio guide

Description

Nestled among the rolling hills of Montepulciano wine country is this spectacular Greek-Renaissance church, built in 1518 and substantially restored by Pope Leo X in the 16th century. It's famed for its 'glowing' marble brickwork, a stunning fresco of the Madonna and St Francis, and a design which was used as the basis for St. Peter's Basilica – it's the original prequel.

It's easy to spot the Temple of San Biagio, as its marble facades appear to be glowing among the surrounding forestry, changing hues throughout the day.

Inside and out, it's a stunning combination of Greek and Renaissance architecture, with high arched ceilings adorned with incredible frescoes. The standout is the glorious Madonna with Child and St. Francis, one of the surviving remnants of the original church. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary's eyes have been known to move, so keep yours peeled.

The free multi-language audio guide will explain all about the history and significance of this sacred site as you wander among the towering columns and spot the sculptures of Saints John the Baptist, Catherine of Siena, Agnes, and George.

Before you leave, make sure to try standing beneath the central dome and clapping your hands – the perfect echo is still amazing over 400 years later!

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to the Temple of San Biagio
Audio guide in English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish (25 minutes)

What's not included

Guided tour
Additional info

Getting There

Bus: Line FT1, Montepulciano - Basilica S. Biagio (stop ID: MR587).

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  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 11:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Chiesa di San Biagio
Via di San Biagio 14, 53045, Montepulciano
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