Pieve di Calci
Places of worship

Calci Church

Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and Saint Ermolao

Piazza Cairoli
Interesting items in the church include the high altar built from Carrara marble, the 17th century lesser altars, the Madonna with Child between Saints Hermolaus and Francis, an 18th-century oil-painted altar-piece and a 12th century baptismal font consisting of four basins sculpted from a single block of marble and decorated with reliefs, produced by the school of Biduino.The church, dating from the late 11th century, was built as a result of the initiative of Archbishop Daiberto and completed thanks to the generosity of Countess Matilda of Tuscany.

The Pisan Romanesque façade is divided by two tiers of blind arches. Decorations consist of geometric motifs that are typical of Pisan architecture. To the left of the church stands the thick, unfinished bell tower, built of stones and bricks. Up high on the same side is an antique head, possibly representing Jupiter Ammon. The interior is divided into a nave and two aisles by granite columns topped by Ionic and Corinthian capitals.

Piazza della Propositura, 4

Source: Apt di Pisa
A lovely village in a valley of olive groves and age-old churches
Calci is situated a few kilometres from Pisa, in the foothills of Monti Pisani and in central Valgraziosa. The valley, shaped like an amphitheatre, encloses the villages that, in their entirety, form Calci. Today, Calci is a small farming town built up around Pieve dei SS. ...