Pieve dei Santi Ippolito e Cassiano
Places of worship

The church of Saint Ippolito and Saint Cassiano

A place of particular religious interest

Vernio
This ancient church near Vernio, which dates back to the year 998, is dedicated to Saint Ippolito and Saint Cassiano. It is a place of particular religious interest. The Roman architecture most probably dates back to the twelfth century. In the nave inside, visitors can admire the baroque architecture and two lateral altars made from pietra serena, the classic stone used for building. Above the first altar on the right featuring the family crest of Cardinal Girolamo dè Bardi, is a large table depicting the removal of the cross. This work of art was done by the Florentine artist Giovanni Bozzelli around 1579. The presbytery is home to an early sixteenth century painting by the Pratese artist Girolamo Ristori, called ‘Adorazione dei Pastori’ (‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’). This painting was inspired by the narratives of Domenico Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi.
Vernio
famous for the culture and the cuisine
The town of Vernio includes a predominantly mountainous area, rich in water and vegetation, a pleasant summer destination for those seeking relaxation and contact with nature. It is located at the great curve of the river Bisenzio crossed by the Apennine watershed. The first settlements known in the valley of Bisenzio were probably made by the Romans. ...
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