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

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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 BETWEEN A LUNAR PANORAMA AND MEDITERRANEAN SCRUB
Castelnuovo Val di Cecina is a small, hilltop town unique for its grape-bunch shape. Dotted with small towns, the area’s countryside ranges from mountainous terrain to Mediterranean scrub, not to mention the golden hills overrun by vineyards and olive groves. ...
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