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Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista

Via Federico Barocci 31, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+39 0722 910259
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Fabulolus frescoes

A small space, but well-preserved and lit. Most of the frescoes were by one artist, a couple by a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Small but perfectly formed.

The Oratorio is one small room but has the most amazing, vital frescoes. The guide at the door was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caroline S
London, United Kingdom
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Via Federico Barocci 31, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+39 0722 910259
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A small space, but well-preserved and lit. Most of the frescoes were by one artist, a couple by a different one, and once you look you can see the difference. when we visited, a family was there, with kids in tow and the family dog....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Oratorio is one small room but has the most amazing, vital frescoes. The guide at the door was very helpful, provided a factsheet in English and was willing to answer my questions regarding the renovation of the frescoes in English. To be recommended.

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Truly outstanding frescoes, and so many of them! The colours are sharp, and the themes portray the dress and customs of that period.

Thank Una H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were in Urbino for the day, and had completed our tour of the Ducal Palace. We went to the Oratorio on the way out of town, and delighted in the narrow stone staircase of a street required to get there. The Oratorio is old,...More

1  Thank Janmkct
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The frescoes by the Salimbeni brothers of the Crucifixion and the life of John the Baptist have great charm and character. Notwithstanding the solemnity of the religious episodes and themes portrayed, they convey a wonderful sense of early fifteenth century life through their detailed observations...More

1  Thank valnowell
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This oratory has a beautiful fresco cycle (1416) by the brothers Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni, with a Madonna, a Crucifixion, and scenes from the life of John the Baptist. The information is good and it is quiet and tranquil. Slightly out of the way but...More

1  Thank annelainea
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely to see. There are 2 Oratorios at the top of the hill. One has a magnificent semi restored fresco and the other is in better repair with a very strange nativity that has to be seen.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Please do not judge this fabulous little church by its modern drab facade- inside you'll find the most vivid and fabulous frescos. The artists- the Salimbeni brothers- clearly also had a penchant for dogs- as there's a dog in nearly every scene........ we thought that...More

1  Thank nibblepibbley
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was for me THE most beautiful thing to see in Urbino. These frescoes are so vivid, colorful and very detailled. It is small and a bit out of the way but certainly a must.

Thank Hans J
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Oratorio is a beautiful of a building entirely frescoed with really high quality fourteenth century work by the Salimbeni brothers. It is also a meeting place for the Urbino Rotary club!

Thank Pinkertonx
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