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Church of San Giovanni Battista in Campagnatico

The Romanesque parish church dates to the 13th century

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Campagnatico

The Church of San Giovanni Battista is located in Campagnatico, a village with a breath-taking view of the Maremma.

This small church is situated atop the ruins of the fortress’s defense systems, even using one of its towers as a bell tower. The building dates to the 13th century, it’s Romanesque style showing influences of Pisan Gothic.

The façade is topped with a pointed arch, rose window and pediment with blind arches. Inside, there’s just a single nave, with a raised presbytery, trussed ceiling and chapels surrounded by wide Gothic arches.

Amongst the important artworks conserved here, it’s worth noting the 13th-century painting by Guido di Graziano of the Madonna and Child, influenced by Duccio Buoninsegna’s style. There are also a wooden ciborium with painted windows, dating to the 1500s, and some frescoes by Cristoforo di Bindoccio depicting episodes from the Life of the Virgin.  



 

Campagnatico
A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE IN MINIATURE, AMIDST ANCIENT WALLS AND BEAUTIFUL FRESCOS
Campagnatico is a typical medieval village in both structure and strategic position - placed on high ground with a steep drop into the Ombrone Valley to the east. The ancient castle cited in Canto XI of Dante’s Purgatory once belonged to the Aldobrandeschi family from Sovana before being passed down to the Tolomei governing family who were intent on keeping possession of this rich and fertile ...
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