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Pieve of Santa Maria e San Giovanni Battista

Via Moriccotti, 2, 56010, Vicopisano, Pisa, Toscana, Italia

The Church

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 age and sculpted corbels with vegetal and animal motifs, while the interiors are embellished by an important cycle of frescoes dating from the 13th century.

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