PARISH CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA A SILLANO

   

The Parish Church of San Giovanni Battista

In its ruins there are ancient atmospheres

The pieve is situated in the municipality of Pomarance, near the village of San Dalmazio

It is one of the most important churches of the area, dating as far back as 874. It was located on an important road system that joined Volterra with the Metalliferous Hills and it was in particular a connection between the city and the mining area under the control of the bishop of Volterra.

Today only some remains are left of the church, and only the facade is still standing. But from its grandeur and decoration it is still possible to grasp its importance and wealth. From the remains of the structure one can guess that it had three naves, a lifted presbyterium and a bell tower. The architectural decorations, especially the small arches, remind us of the Norman Sicilian architecture.

Not to be missed

in Pomarance area

Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
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