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Pieve di San Gennaro

Ricordata dal 980, è stata rimaneggiata nel corso dei secoli. A tre navate e tre absidi (resta soltanto quella di sinistra), presenta nella facciata numerosi elementi di rifacimento: originali sono i capitelli cubici del portale e la loggetta dell'ordine superiore. Lungo il fianco settentrionale si conserva il motivo ad archetti pensili su mensole con un repertorio decorativo variato, replicato anche nelle mensole della zona absidale e, all'interno, nei due capitelli delle...

Basilica di San Pietro Apostolo

La basilica di San Pietro Apostolo, in località San Piero a Grado, è una delle più importanti chiese nella zona di Pisa. Mirabile esempio di architettura ecclesiastica precedente alla cattedrale pisana, la suggestiva basilica sorse in prossimità di uno scomparso scalo fluviale, chiamato Grado, dell'antico Porto Pisano, dove secondo la tradizione sarebbe approdato san Pietro nell'anno 44. Fonte Wikipedia...

Chiesa di Santo Stefano promartire

Il paese è ricordato dal 970. Di una prima chiesa molto antica rimangono alcune tracce. La chiesa nella sua forma attuale risale al 1600 e fu consacrata il 3 agosto del 1660. Ha una sola navata con bracci. Fonte: Arcidiocesi di Lucca...

Chiesa di San Michele in Escheto

It was already known in the 8th century, but it was totally restored between the centuries 11th and 12th. Despite the heavy modifications, the sides and the apse, with big squared white limestone ashlars, are well preserved, as some engraved frames along the encircling of the sides. Recently the inside was restored canceling out all the remakings. So nowadays it lacks of all the decorations; the capitals were damaged in the...

Chiesa di San Bartolomeo (Ruota)

This church dates back to the 11th century. Its single nave was deeply modified over the centuries. Only the apse preserves clear medieval features, while the façade is completely due to a later rebuilt made using the original materials, and the flanks as well. The apse masonry consists of neatly squared ashlars, and is crowned by small hanging arches resting on brackets, which are a later version of archaic decorations. Inside, a...

Chiesa di Sant’Andrea apostolo

It was already known in the 8th century; in the early 12th century was built a new three naves structure with a new apse. The left aisle is the former building and in the main portal is used a capital with late Medieval decorations. The church is made of white limestone and of squared ashlars. It has columns with stylised Corinthian capitals separating the three naves. In the early 20th century...

Chiesa dei Santi Jacopo e Verano alla Costa d’acqua

Nei pressi di Calci si trova uno dei più antichi eremi dei Monti Pisani, ad un livello di 300 metri, in una vallata dove si trovano molti fiumi e sorgenti da cui deriva il toponimo d'acqua. L'eremo dei Santi Jacopo e Verano, costruito in epoca precedente il Mille, fu poi successivamente dedicato a San Bernardo, infatti ogni anno il 20 Agosto ne viene celebrata una messa in onore. La struttura...

Chiesa di San Quirico in Casale

The existence of S. Quirico's church in Casale has been recorded since the year 1023. It is a moderate church with only one nave of m 12,25 x 6 and the apse is slightly pronounced. It is built completely in stone from the caves of Guamo; on the façade you can observe the portal supported by two consoles, characterized by the tympanum architecture and above a small windows in the...

Pieve dei Santi Ippolito e Cassiano

It was already known in 970. Biduino, one of the most important artists of that time, took part to the end of the 12th century restoration. He made the lintel of the central portal, with two inscriptions, one with the date 1180. The concept and decorations are the same in the whole church. It may be seen in the quality of the external architectonic sculptures, in particular the lions with prey,...

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

La chiesa si trova a Limiti ed è databile alla seconda metà del XII secolo. Conserva una semplice facciata, realizzata in pietra cui si aprono un portale architravato e archivoltato e una bifora, di epoca posteriore. All'interno, ad aula unica, si conserva un dipinto raffigurante la Madonna col Bambino e santi del XIV secolo di scuola toscana....

Chiesa vecchia di San Leonardo in Treponzio

This church was built by the end of the 11th century. Like Sant'Alessandro church in Lucca, the church has a basilical plan and a very refined masonry which decoration consists of ashlars rows of alternate dimensions and architectural features standing out of the smooth surface of the walls. By the end of the 12th century, the façade was added of a portal inspired to the style of Guidetto workshop, as the...

Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo

Una chiesa dedicata a S. Michele "ad Meata" nel Piviere di Flesso, l'attuale Montuolo, è documentata da prima del Mille; la comunità fu eretta ufficialmente in parrocchia nel 1597. L'antica chiesa nel 1852 fu ampliata con l'eliminazione dell'abside e l'aggiunta del transetto, per cui risulta a croce latina.  Confraternita: SS. Crocifisso Fonte: Arcidiocesi di Lucca...

Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta (Pieve nuova)

The structure of the church is from the XII century. The double order of arcades in the façade and in the sidewall derives from the Lucca's architectonic culture of those times. Whereas the use of square pieces of marble of San Giuliano in the decoration of the wall makes you think of the constructive techniques of the Cathedral of Pisa. Also the tympanum with little columns and the marquetry elements of...

Chiesa di Sant’Andrea in Nocciola

Sant'Andrea in Nocciola è una chiesa monastica costruita tra X e XI secolo e documentata nel XII secolo come cenobio femminile, con una badessa e dieci monache e quattro servi. Oggi l'edificio è inserito in una proprietà privata e la chiesa è sconsacrata. La chiesa ha pianta a croce latina absidata. La facciata è a capanna con porta alta e stretta, conclusa da massiccio architrave poggiante su due abachi riccamente...

Pieve di San Giovanni Battista (Pieve vecchia)

The parish has been known since 918. The three naves building with a single apse lighted by three "monoforas" is from 1160-1170, as you may see from the inscription on the portal lintel. Inside there are columns with classical capitals. The inside decoration and the façade motif with a double order of blind little loggias makes you think of a decorative style of Pisan origin. The bell tower may be older...

Chiesa di San Bartolomeo (Orzignano)

Ubicato a Orzignano l'edificio, completamente in pietra, conserva il semplice aspetto esteriore originario risalente al XII-XIII secolo, con portale architravato e archivoltato; da notare, nella parte superiore della facciata, la base dei pilastri su cui appoggiava l’originario campanile a vela. L’edificio ad aula unica, è concluso da un'abside....

Chiesa di San Michele alla Verruca

The remains visible nowadays belonged to the Benedictine monastic complex founded by the Marquise Ugo di Tuscia at the end of the X century on the place where was the church of Saint Angel (IX century). In the XII century the abbey was given to the Camaldolesi, then to the Cistercians and to the Augustinians. It was deserted in the XV century because of the damages undergone during the fights...

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Neve

This church, once enclosed in the ancient castle of Panicale, which was located along the course of the Riomagno river, was originally called 'Santa Maria in Valle Verde', and thereafter 'Santa Maria ad Nives', and finally church of the Ascension. It was likely built between the 11th and the 12th centuries according to the Pisan Romanesque style. Outside, the church still presents remarkable decorations, and a fine apse parted by pilasters...

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

This church was consecrated by the bishop of Lucca in 803 in the presence of the bishop of Pisa and Imperial legates. Between the 16th and the 17th centuries, it was rebuilt, and completely remade in 1861-62, when its orientation was turned of 90 degrees. Of the medieval setting only the façade ending in a gable, and the lintelled portal with archivolt, are left. In the right flank a sculpted...

Chiesa di San Bartolomeo (Badia di Cantignano)

Although this church was founded in the 7th-8th centuries, its charachteristic abbey plan dates back to the 11th century. A new façade replaced the original one in the 18th century. A porch was subsequently added. Some remains of the medieval masonry are left in the apse and in the right wing of the transept. The apse, which masonry mainly consists of large square ashlars, is decorated with wide arches resting on...

Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo

This medieval church was once located inside the citadel of Castel di Nocco, which raised on a pass along the ancient route that still nowadays links Buti and Vicopisano. At present, only the imposing ramparts remain of the castle, while the outside walls, the presbytery and the side sandstone altars of the church are left. Source: I Luoghi della Fede...

Pieve di Santa Maria e San Giovanni Battista

Along the old road once connecting Pisa to Lucca, the pieve of Pugnano is an atypically two-aisled Romanesque building. This unusual architectural type is due to two different construction phases, which may be recognized in the masonry of the western side. Considered one of the most ancient Romanesque instances in the Pisan territory, the building plain forms are deprived of any sculptural decorations. The interior guards a few interesting medieval works of...

Pieve di Vorno

Attestata come pieve dall'867, la pieve di Vorno è dedicata a San Pietro ed era forse una delle 28 esistenti a Lucca al tempo del vescovo Frediano. Denominazione: Plebs S. Petri de Eowurno Località: Vorno Data della prima documentazione della pieve: anno 867 Storia e architettura Attestata come pieve dall' 867, la pieve di Vorno è dedicata a San Pietro ed era forse una delle 28 esistenti a Lucca al tempo del vescovo Frediano. In documenti...

Pieve dei Santi Ermolao e Giovanni

The pieve of Calci is located in Valgraziosa, owing its name to its pleasant geographical position; until last century, it was known for the large number of mills scattered along the path going up to Monte Serra. Sited in the lower part of the village, the pieve represents a significant instance of derivation from the building modes of Pisa cathedral. The façade is marked by an unmistakable bichromy and by lozenge...

Pieve di Santa Maria a Mirteto

Placed on a terrace on Monte Conserva, the monastic complex is set in ‘A.N.P.I.L. - Valle delle Fonti’ naturalistic protected area. In Cisternone, where the Medicean aqueduct starts, reaching as far as Pisa, Mirteto is accessible via a mule track sunk in the greenery and flanked by streams coming down from the mountain The original structures date from the 12th century, when the Cistercian monks settled in this region. That phase has...

Chiesa di Sant’Agostino

The convent of Nicosia is accessible via a road going halfway up the mountainside, through olive groves. Sunk in the greenery, the complex is the result of subsequent enlargements and renovations that have turned it into an imposing building, surrounded by extensive curtain walls marking the boundaries of a property by now alienated. A great portal leads to the convent courtyard, which the nursery, the church and the main entrance to...

Chiesa di San Jacopo in Lupeta

The church of San Jacopo in Lupeta is sited across the mountainside, immersed among the green olive groves marking the surrounding landscape. Most evocative, the beautiful Romanesque edifice was built using perfectly squared materials, marked by their dichromatic effects. What makes this construction special is the matching of its monastic structural features, such as the T-shaped plan, with decorative patterns inspired to the Pisan cathedral, such as lozenges. The church is sided...

Pieve di Santa Maria e San Giovanni Battista

In the Middle Ages, the pieve of Santa Maria e San Giovanni was outside the castle of Vicopisano, in a square called ‘Campo di S. Maria’, where the market would take place. Set in a strategic location within the medieval road network, the pieve directly referred to the Pisan bishop, indeed its architectural and decorative forms are close to those of Pisa cathedral. Outside the building are a figured bas-relief of Lombard...

Chiesa di San Martino al bagno

Inserted into the evocative Parco Termale di Uliveto, the small church of San Martino al Bagno is sited in an area wedged between the limestone quarry banks of Monte Pisano and the river Arno. A small gem of Romanesque architecture, the edifice was built according to a perfect construction technique, confirming the presence of highly skilled workers travelling throughout the territory. Showing no sculptural decorations, the single-naved, apsed building is of a...