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Santa Maria della Pieve - Arezzo
The first documents mentioning the Pieve date back to 1008, which suggests that there was already a church dedicated to the Madonna. Throughout the Middle Ages it constituted the Municipality's reference in the struggles against episcopal power. Following the construction of the episcopal center consisting of the palace and the new cathedral, in the first half of the thirteenth century the Municipality decided to renovate the parish church with the reconstruction of the façade and the apse and with the transformation of the interior into Gothic style.
In the 13th century, the church was given a new façade, while the high bell tower was only finished in 1330.
During the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the church was modified internally with stucco and decorations of baroque taste.
In the 19th century, a restoration eliminated all Baroque additions with the aim of bringing the church back to its original Romanesque appearance.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15143 W: 130 N: 31211] (177695)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-10-05
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2018-10-10 4:03
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Points: 38
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