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Pieve of Santa Maria e San Giovanni Battista - Pugnano

Via Statale dell'Abetone, 269, 56017, Pugnano San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, Toscana, Italia

The Church

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 art, including a Virgin with Child by Neruccio di Federigo.
Near the pieve, an ancient monastery dedicated to Saints Paul and Stephen, now belonging to a private property, dates from the 11th century.

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11th century


Piedmont itinerary