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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.
Amidst the hills of Montalbano, discovering the homeland of “brigidini”
Lamporecchio is located in the Valdinievole, in a territory softened by rolling hills. It’s position is rather fortunate, as it’s halfway between two important nature attractions, the Fucecchio Marsh and the hills of Montalbano. ...