Piazza Sant'Agostino, Siena

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Sant'Agostino is a Roman Catholic church in Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy.HistoryThe construction of the church and its associated convent began in 1258 and lasted for more than fifty years. Other renovations and reconstructions were carried out in the following centuries. The church had a major fire in 1747. A few years after this fire, the interior was redesigned by Luigi Vanvitelli, and he maintained the large altars in polychrome marble from the 16th and 17th centuries. The stucco statues in the nave and in the transept date from the Vanvitelli renovation. The portico was constructed in the early 19th century by Agostino Fantastici. The church is home to a large number of artworks, including: Baptism of Constantine by Francesco VanniTrinity and Saints altarpiece by Pietro SorriFunerary monument of Agostino Chigi (1631) Birth of the Virginand Nativity in chapel on Right by Francesco di Giorgio Martini and his workshopPath to the Calvary by Ventura SalimbeniThe Temptation of St Anthony by Rutilio ManettiBichi Chapel Frescoes by Francesco di Giorgio and Luca Signorelli (recently found)Altarpiece of San Cristoforo by Niccolo FranchiniEnthroned Madonna with child and saints by Ambrogio LorenzettiPiccolomini altar in polychrome marble (1596), which houses anAdoration of the Magi by Il Sodoma and a Crucifixion by Perugino Funerary monument to Pope Pius II (1850) The church was adjacent to the Collegio Tolomei, Siena with neoclassical portico by Agostino Fantastici.
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  • This is the square in front of the church on the south side of the town of Siena. It was like a park, and there were few tourists and it was quiet. From here, you can see the town of Siena, but the view was good because it looked over the town more from a little down.
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  • Square of the same name church, with public garden and play for children from here enjoys a beautiful view of the surrounding Siena countryside.
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