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La chiesa di San Leonardo in San Quirico di Vernio
Places of worship

The Church of Saint Leonard at San Quirico di Vernio

Though the original structure, with a robust bell tower, dates back to the 13th century it has been significantly altered in the ensuing centuries

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The façade, pointed roof and brick detailing date to the 1920s. The interior is formed by a single nave with wooden beams decorated in a neogothic style. The main altar is a modern work in stone which is also in the neogothic style. The left wall of the chorus has a canvas by Gregorio Pagani dating to 1597, presents the Madonna of the Rosary with Saints and the right wall has an 18th century painting from the Florentine school showing the Travels of Saint Joseph. In the center of a painting from the early 18th century a maiolica relief, in the Robbiana style, has been inserted representing The Madonna and Child with Saint Giovannino.

Source: Prato APT

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. ...