AA.VV. "Chiese medievali della Valdelsa. - 1 - Tra Firenze, Lucca e Volterra"
Size: cm 21x30, 256 pages, 90 colour tables, 284 black and white illustrations, paper-back binding.
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Starting from the outlet of the Elsa river into the Arno river, near the place - still mysterious - where the large "pieve" (parish) of San Genesio stood, in the territory of Lucca, the volume follows the route of the "via Francigena" and of the ancient medieval roads.
Sixty-five buildings are fully described, being both complete structure or just simple Romanic rests.
Among the churches that are still full intact we can find some of the most interesting monuments of the hilly part of Tuscany.
Amonmg these we mention here the parishes of Cellole, Chianni, Sant'Appiano, Saint Lazzaro a Lucardo Castelfiorentino, Coiano and Monterappoli.
There is also a reticulum of small churches that are, despite their dimensions, of great importance because of their Romanic onstructive and decorative final touches. The churches are made by stones or bricks and rich, sometimes, of symbols that miraculously are intact still now.