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San Piero a Sieve, il Trebbio
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Tommaso Poggini

The parish priest of Florence’s Church of San Cristofano was one of the most illustrious figures in San Piero a Sieve in the Mugello area

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San Piero a Sieve

Presbyter Tommaso Poggini lived during the XVIII century and died in San Piero a Sieve. He was pastor at the Church of San Cristofano in Florence and later parish priest at the country Church of San Pietro. His guileless character allowed Poggini to make friends with various illustrious figures of his time such as the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pietro Leopoldo and Pope Benedict XIV who urged him to manage the church in the Mugello.

Throughout his life, Poggini was a dedicated writer, creating books centered on religious themes. Some of his writings seem limericks composed for special occasions  while others prove to be more significant texts. His ‘Spiritual Lauds’, for example, amount to 108 in all; they are composed using various poetic meters and their nature is profoundly religious. Poggini also created a ‘Book of Memories’ that is currently hosted in the church’s archives.