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Pieve of San Verano

Piazza del Popolo, 6, 56037 Peccioli, Pisa, Toscana, Italia

The Church

The pieve of S.Verano is sited inside the medieval borough of Peccioli. The castle was owned by members of the Gherardesca household, who remised it to the bishop of Volterra in the 12th  century. The construction of the pieve, rising right at the back of the public square hosting the praetorian palace, probably dates back to this phase.
The pieve looks onto a terrace offering a bird’s-eye view over Valdera hills. It was built upon a high basement to compensate for the sloping ground. A bell tower built around 1885 by Luigi Bellincioni stands out next to the pieve. Adjacent to the church, a Museum of Sacred Art hosts precious paintings, processional crosses and sacred fittings. 

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12th century

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Enrico di Tedice


Valdera and Volterra itinerary