Church of Sant’Agostino in Volterra

with a single nave, according to the type of hut factories

Built in the XIII century, with a single nave, according to the typology of the hut-like factories of the mendicant orders, on the land donated by the municipality of Volterra to the hermits of Sant’Agostino di Montecatini Val di Cecina, where the chapel of Saint Lucia officiated; it was transformed into three naves with a vault in the first half of the 18th century, when it also received the current facade.

In the counter-façade is the sepulchral monument of Alessandro Riccobaldi Del Bava, dated 1523; among other works, a cross painted on a shaped panel from the 13th century; a fresco with the Madonna and Child by Cenni di Francesco (XIV century); a Pietà in painted terracotta attributed to Zaccaria Zacchi; Saint Thomas of Villanuova and Saint Clare of Montefalco praying by Baldassarre Franceschini (17th century); a fragment of a fresco depicting the Crucifix with the Virgin and Saint Romualdo attributed to Stefano di Antonio Vanni (15th century), transported here after the detachment from the refectory of the abbey of Saints Giusto and Clemente.

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Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
Via Franceschini, 34 - 56048 Volterra (PI) - PIVA 0130834050
Operation/Project allocated within the framework of the POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020