The 13th-century Church of Santa Maria dei Servi in Siena is notable for its a fine Romanesque bell tower and famous fresco inside.
History of Santa Maria Dei Servi
Santa Maria dei Servi was built in the 13th century and altered in the 15th and 16th centuries.
What to See at Santa Maria Dei Servi
The simple west facade of the church, with a single portal and a rose window, remains unfinished. The Romanesque campanile (13th century) has four orders of windows, increasing in number as they go up in order to enhance the effect of perspective. It was thoroughly restored in the 20th century.
Inside is a central nave flanked by two aisles and a number of notable artworks. On the right is the Madonna del Bordone (the Virgin and Child with two Angels) by Coppo di Marcovaldo (1261).
In the second chapel in the south transept is the famous Slaughter of the Innocents fresco by Pietro Lorenzetti (c. 1330). The altarpiece is Lippo Memmi's Madonna del Pópolo (c. 1317). Also notable are a Crucifix of the 14th century and a holy water stoup of the 13th century.
Quick Facts on Santa Maria Dei Servi
|Names:||Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi · Santa Maria degli Servi · Santa Maria dei Servi|
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|Coordinates:||43.314543° N, 11.331652° E|
|Address:||Prato di Sant'Agostino|
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- Personal visit (April 30, 2008).
- Loretta Santini, Siena: Guide with Plan, 85.
- Santa Maria del Servi - Planetware
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