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Museo del castello di Porciano
Places of worship

Porciano, The Church of San Giorgio

Lamporecchio hosts fascinating ancient church

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Built from the remains of an ancient chapel dating back to the XIII century, this Church is the result of numerous reconstruction measures, particularly those which occurred in the XV, XVII and XVIII centuries. On the third beam of its wooden arched nave (counting from the main entrance), you’ll find an inscription ‘1463 a di XXIIII di majo’ (May 23, 1493). In addition to its wide single nave, the church boasts a limited presbytery with a low, elegant stone balustrade and a rectangle-shaped apse. Visitors to the church will enjoy viewing several works of art including a white marble baptismal font dating back to the XV century.

Also, don’t miss catching a glimpse of its alabaster ciborium. Created in 1687, it is shaped like a cubic temple and can be found on the main altar. On the right-hand altar, you’ll find a precious panel created by Gerino da Pistoia in 1520 representing ‘The Virgin and Child with Saint Antonio Abate and Saint Nicola of Bari’. On the left-hand altar, you’ll find an anonymous work from 1669 representing Christ on the Cross surrounded by saints Francis, Sebastiano, Biagio and Antonio of Padua.
Among the Montalbano hills, meet the queen of the “brigidini”
Lamporecchio is a town situated in the province of Pistoia which extends for approximately 22 square kilometres between hills and plains. It is located in a central position, easily reachable from the main towns of Tuscany and placed between two natural jewels: the marsh of Fucecchio and the rolling Montalbano hills. ...