Places of worship
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.
Little mountain villages with plenty to explore
Vernio is a scattered municipality in a mostly mountaineous area, rich in streams and dense in vegetation, which due to the varied nature of its little wooded hamlets proves an enjoyable summer destination for those in search of relaxation. Situated beside a large bend in the Bisenzio river, the Apennine watershed runs through the hamlets. ...Morekeyboard_backspace