San Biagio in Montepulciano

Discover the masterpiece of architect Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, where the Val d'Orcia merges into the Val di Chiana.

Overview

Located near Montepulciano, in the province of Siena, San Biagio church is considered one of the most perfect examples of High Renaissance architecture.

Introductory Information and Hours

Located near Montepulciano, in the province of Siena, San Biagio church is considered one of the most perfect examples of High Renaissance architecture.

 

Ticket includes use of audio guide (25 minutes).

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance.

Address: Via di S. Biagio, 14, 53045 Montepulciano

 

Opening Hours:

  • March 1 - May 31: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (daily)
  • June 1 - 30 September: 09:30 am - 6:30 pm (daily)
  • October 1 - 31: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (daily)
  • November 1 - December 25: Monday to Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm
  • December 26 - January 6: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (daily)
  • January 7 - February 28: Monday to Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm

 

San Biagio in Montepulciano, A Renaissance Jewel

Montepulciano, whose palaces, churches, and town planning reflect the High Renaissance in a kind of open-air museum, has often been called the "pearl of the 16th century."

The Temple of San Biagio was built by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, illustrious architect from Florence, between 1518 and 1545. Located in the middle of a sprawling meadow outside the town, the church is considered a masterpiece of 16th century Tuscan Renaissance architecture.

The Church of the Madonna di San Biagio, with a Greek cross plan, central dome and semicircular apse, is flanked by two bell towers, of which only the one on the left was completed accomplished. It is entirely covered in travertine stone.

Inside, the only wall with numerous decorative elements is the one corresponding to the main altar where there is a large marble dossal at the centre of which a fresco depicting the Madonna and Child and St. Francis is inserted.

In front of the church is the harmonious building of the rectory, with two beautiful loggias, executed around the 1550.

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Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no-shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).

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