Tickets to the Temple of San Biagio in Montepulciano
Attractions & guided tours

Tickets to the Temple of San Biagio in Montepulciano

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See a true masterpiece of Renaissance architecture
  • Visit a noteworthy Greek-cross temple designed by Antonio da Sangallo Il Vecchio
  • Discover a wonderful architectural mix in a unique setting at the foot of Montepulciano
What to expect

Just outside the center of Montepulciano stands the Church of San Biagio, a work of rare beauty also called the Temple of San Biagio for its monumentality.

The church, designed by Antonio da Sangallo Il Vecchio, is an example of 16th-century Tuscan Renaissance architecture. It has a Greek cross plan with a central dome and a semicircular apse. On the opposite façade of the cross, there are two bell towers, only one of which is finished. The temple, both inside and out, is entirely covered in travertine slabs amber in color. Depending on the light, the stones change shades throughout the day.

Thanks to the audio guide, you will be able to discover everything about this mysterious and fascinating place that was built on an ancient paleochristian site dedicated to Santa Maria. The construction of the current building, whose origin is attributed to miraculous events, began in 1518 and ended in 1545.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Entrance tickets
    • Audio guide (25-minute tour)
    Reduced price

    Free tickets are available at the ticket office:

    • Children under 6
    • Disabled with one companion
    • Residents in Montepulciano
    • Clergy members
    • Authorized guides
    • Journalists
    Where

    San Biagio Church - Via di S. Biagio 14, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy

    What to remember
    • Audio guides are available in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish
    • Show a valid ID/certificate to prove the right to free admission
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    When
    • Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 6.30pm
    • Sunday from 12.00pm to 6.30pm
    • Closed from 1.30pm to 2.00pm
    • Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time
    • Schedules may vary due to religious celebrations
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    Provider
    Opera Duomo Siena
    Booking fee
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    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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