Pieve della Cappella a Seravezza
Places of worship

Parish of the Chapel at Seravezza

Romanesque parish of San Martino alla Cappella


Source: Versilia Tourist Information Office

Situated in a zone of exceptional landscape interest it offers a unique view of the ancient marble quarries and the Mount Altissimo on one side, and the sea on the other. The church is built completely in marble. Built before the year 1000AD, it was retouched in the XII century: the bell tower is detached and stands in front of the façade and is from before the XI century. The façade was then embellished by a colonnade (finished in 1538), whose capitals seem to have been designed by Michelangelo, to whom tradition also attributes the rose window called “The Eye of Michelangelo”. Unfortunately the colonnade was destroyed during the Second World War. The interior has 3 rectangular naves and marble altars that date back to the XVII century.


Passageway to the Apuan Alps
Corvaia and Vallecchia are the names of the two noble families that most influenced Seravezza’s medieval history, even if the history of the Versilia city dates back to Roman times when it was part of a large scale draining projec The fall of the Roman Empire brought decline to the town that had its rebirth during the Middle Ages; it won its independence in 1515. ...