The church of Santa Maria Nuova is located just outside the walls of the town of Cortona, in Tuscany, Italy. The church was built to house a miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin that previously had been in a private chapel. Construction was begun in 1550, and the church was consecrated in 1610. The original church design is attributed to Giorgio Vasari, Nestled half-way up and against a hillside, the ground plan is a square, and the church is surmounted by a dome with a lantern.
Ref: Original Watercolour 35cm x 25cm
Location: Cortona Tuscany Italy