Chiesa di San Francesco


Montepulciano's Chiesa di San Francesco dates from the 13th century, but was largely reconstructed in the 17th century.

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2. Museo Civico & Pinacoteca Crociani

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3. Via Ricci

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5. Palazzo Comunale

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6. Piazza Grande

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7. Duomo

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8. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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Michelozzo's Chiesa di Sant'Agostino features a lunette above the entrance holding a terracotta Madonna and Child, John the Baptist and St Augustine.