Tour Arezzo city and visit to the Basilica di San Francesco, where the great restoration project for the Piero della Francesca frescoes has recently been brought to a close, to see his pictorial sequence of “La Leggenda Della Vera Croce” (sec. XV).
In 1452, Piero della Francesca was called to Arezzo to replace Bicci di Lorenzo in painting the frescoes of the basilica of San Francesco. The work was finished before 1466, probably between 1452 and 1456. The cycle of frescoes, depicting the Legend of the True Cross, is generally considered among his masterworks and those of Renaissance painting in general. The story in these frescoes derives from legendary medieval sources as to how timber relics of the True Cross came to be found. These stories were collected in the Golden Legend of Jacopo da Varazze (Jacopo da Varagine) of the mid-13th century.
An afternoon exploring art at its roots!
Private Tour, fully customizable tour
Arezzo and Piero della Francesca
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