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La Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Canneto
Places of worship

The Church of San Lorenzo a Canneto

Monteverdi Marittimo hosts Romanesque treasure

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Monteverdi Marittimo

Located in an ancient castle, this Church, dedicated to Saint Laurence the Martyr, dates back to the eleventh or twelfth century. Its foundations boast a Romanesque style that was later modified by reconstruction projects which occurred throughout the centuries; nineteenth century restorations remain particularly visible. Scholar Franco Lessi recently discovered a bronze crucifix of great historical value hidden in the church. It dates back to the XII-XIII centuries. This noteworthy cross is engraved with figures representing the Virgin Mary, St. John, the Angel and the Holy Sepulchre.
(Source: Pisa Tourist Information Office)

Monteverdi Marittimo
small fortified villages immersed in abundant nature
Monteverdi’s history begins in the year 754 with the foundation of the San Pietro Abbey in Palazzuolo, built by Benedictine monks under the leadership of Lombard San Walfredo, legendary ancestor of the counts of Gherardesca. ...