The small Church of San Niccolò is located halfway down Via Berettini in Cortona. The main attraction of the church, apart from its extraordinarily picturesque façade, is a banner of the Brotherhood of San Niccolò painted by Luca Signorelli.
San Niccolò Church Cortona
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Via S. Niccolò 52044 – Cortona. Telephone: +39 0575604591. Opening Hours: . Entrance fee: Free of charge.
History and Description
The San Niccolò Church was built in the 15th century. The entrance is preceded by a cypress-lined courtyard. The construction was commissioned by San Bernardino of Siena who was staying in Cortona at the time.
The interior of the church was modified between the 17th and 18th centuries; it has three Baroque altars and a beautiful coffered ceiling from 1768. It consists of a single nave.
The main attraction of the church is the banner of the Brotherhood of San Niccolò painted by Luca Signorelli. On one side you can see the “Madonna with Saints Peter and Paul,” and on the other an “Assumption of the Throne.”
A chapel on the right shows the coats of arms of aristocratic families of Cortona.