San Gimignano’s cathedral boasts a typical Tuscan Romanesque style. Originally a simple parish church, the building underwent a variety of renovations and enlargements before until it was transformed into the splendid church we can admire today.
The interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes: along the left wall, we find the Stories of the Old Testament by Bartolo di Fredi, while the right wall depicts the Stories of the New Testament attributed to Barnaba da Siena. At the entrance to the central nave, there are two famous wooden statues by Jacopo della Quercia on each side of Benozzo Gozzoli’s fresco depicting the Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. Taddeo di Bartolo is also attributed with frescoes inside the cathedral, including the Last Judgement in the right and left arcades in the upper part of the central nave. The Chapel of Santa Fina is located in the right transept, completed in 1468 and one of the cathedral’s most precious treasures thanks to Domenico Ghirlandaio’s frescoes depicting Saint Gregory Announcing Saint Fina’s Impending Death. The chapel also houses the saint’s bones and an elegant altar.