Pieve di Sant'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa

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  • a Romanesque church with all of history and art that permeates that if it were abroad would be subject to guided tours and busloads of tourists advertised everywhere. "maintained" by the passion of a group of people including the inhabitants of the village, but also of real friends in the district (but also from Florence, where the arch. Claudio, never misses an opportunity to organize parties and thematic meetings to raise awareness and enhance this unique place), led by don Soave, which must surely be the subject of a thorough visit to discover many aspects that many do not know. worth a visit
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  • .... Saturday I had some beautiful moments in this beautiful parish church, which is the architectural style that I prefer, for its simplicity and for dryness. The place is really beautiful, spectacular from a landscape point of view, circondto by cypress trees and the Tuscan countryside.
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  • In the territory of Barberino Val d ' Elsa stands the ancient Pieve di Sant'Appiano (the Saint to whom we owe, according to legend, the evangelization of the Val d'Elsa. The first written mention dates back to the 9th century, although few traces remain of the original complex. The Church, with three naves; the two aisles are separated from the Central, on the one hand by columns, the other by pillars, joined to the other by arches. There are still some works of Philip Filippelli (a "Saint Peter Martyr" and a "St. Anthony Abbot and Saint Matthew the Evangelist), but above all a" martyrdom of Saint Sebastian "by Bernardo Rosselli. In the back of the Church, there are still some testimonies (four columns) of the ancient baptistery. Unfortunately it is not always accessible and suffers from the lack of proper maintenance, which is a shame because the short visit is interesting and shows one of the many little treasures on our territory.
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  • The Pieve di Sant'Appiano is located near Barberino Val d'Elsa: characteristic is the image of its façade fronted by some particular columns, which are nothing but the columns that held a very ancient Baptistry, which was demolished in the 19th century because it was dangerous. The Church is in Romanesque style, with unadorned façade showing a turn of the century XVIII Portal surmounted by a funnel-shaped window. The Church has a Basilica plan with three naves open and divided by arches and pillars, with a large central apse and two side with crypt below. Beautiful the capitals of the columns, while the nave ends with an altar, resting on columns, behind which lies the apse, in the center of which opens a small window. Opened in June 1991, a small Antiquarium housed in premises annexed to the parish: consists of two rooms which collect part of the archaeological material from the surrounding areas: particularly important is the idol in sandstone that represents the God Eros astride an animal.
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  • A Romanesque church in a pagan site ... the Chianti hills cradling the old medieval streets ... somewhere a little magic
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  • Very beautiful church, especially the "minimalist" Interior and original of the period. Impressive remains of the porch
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  • A parish church surrounded by greenery and architectural curiosities
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  • One of the most beautiful pieve of valdelsa. To visit!
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