La Pieve dei San Filippo e San Giacomo di Castelnuovo Val di Cecina
Places of worship

Church of Saint Filippo and Saint Giacomo

This Romanesque building was erected by Bishop Ildebrando in 1186

The lower part of the salient, squared-ashlar façade has three large arches: a central arch framing the portal and two blind arches at the sides. A very simple oculus surmounts the central bracing.
The interior has a nave and two side aisles separated by pillars topped by figured capitals. The wall of the right aisle is pierced by a pointed arch window with an architrave decorated with a sculpted hunting scene. Also on the right side is the square-based bell tower.
Recent restoration work has brought to light parts dating from the Romanesque period. Not far from the church is the ''Buca delle Fate'' (Fairy Pit), a small but well preserved Etruscan hypogeum dating back to the 6th century BC.

Source: APT Pisa
Castelnuovo Val di Cecina
A breathtaking landscape
Immersed in some of the most beautiful and uncontaminated countryside that Tuscany has to offer, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina emerges as a well-preserved mediaeval village that spreads along the ridge dividing the valleys of the Possera and Pavone torrents in the middle of a vast field of boric-acid fumaroles. ...