Provincia di Pisa » THE CHURCHES

Pieve of Santa Giulia - Caprona

Via S. Giulia, 5, 56011, Caprona, Vicopisano, Pisa, Toscana, Italia

The Church

Immersed in the Pisan countryside, the pieve of Santa Giulia is located just off the inhabited centre of Caprona, once dominated by the fortress mentioned by Dante. Built in different steps and materials, appearing to travellers like an unfinished building, the story it tells is almost a thousand years long.
The pieve shows an unusual T-shaped plan; the bell tower is set against the right arm of the transept.
The edifice was built using a wide range of materials coming from Monte Pisano; it guards an interesting sculptural set of works, confirming the rich resources lavished by clients for its construction and decoration.

Description »

History »

Works »

Restorations »

Bibliography »



Piedmont itinerary