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From the windows of this apartment you can enjoy a stunning view of the church of Sant'Agostino and its beautiful square: the colors of the church stones at sunset are of a flamboyant beauty. Large and comfortable 120sqm apartment, located on the first floor with entrance, living room, kitchen with electric oven, two large double bedrooms and two bathrooms: one with shower and one with bathtub. The large windows on both sides of the flat, make it very bright at any time of the day. Suggested to those who’d love to lose themselves in a medieval and poetic atmosphere. Entrance from Piazza Sant'Agostino The Church of St. Augustine The Sant'Agostino complex includes the church and the homonymous convent with a cloister of the 15th century. The construction of the Church of St. Agostino, with a single nave in Romanesque style with Gothic elements, began in 1280 and terminated on March 1298. The apsidal area consists of three chapels: in the central one, called the choir chapel, dominates "The Coronation of the Madonna and the Saints" painted in 1483 by Piero del Pollaiolo. The famous frescoes in the chancel, 17 scenes of the "Episodes from the life of St. Agostino", were painted by Benozzo Gozzoli between 1464 and 1465, with the help of two of his apprentices, on commission of the Augustinian Domenico Strambi. Extremely interesting is the Chapel of the Blessed Bartolo, whose relics are preserved in a marble altar sculpted by Benedetto da Maiano, in 1495; In 1500 Sebastiano Mainardi frescoed the Chapel's walls and vaults portraying the four Doctros of the church: St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Gregory and St. Ambrose; the terracotta floor is the work of Andrea della Robbia.