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San Miniato. Guida storico - artistica della città e del suo territorio

  • Author: Nanni Giancarlo - Regoli Ivo

  • Publisher: Pacini Editore

  • Date: 2003

  • Topic: Varied

Chiese medievali della Valdelsa. 1- Tra Firenze, Lucca e Volterra 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.
ISBN: 88-86975-18-X
Price: € 42,00.
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Editori dell'Acero

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.

La Toscana delle pievi Edited by A. Naldi, "La Toscana delle pievi"

Size: cm 30x24, 196 pages, 229 photos and colour tables
ISBN: 88-86975-29-5
Price: € 38,00.
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Editori dell'Acero

In this volume we have gathered the most beautiful and significant examples among the hundreds of "pievi" (parishes) that existed in the region since the first centuries of Christianity.

It is a fascinating trip in search of buildings and places often far from the noise and haste of everyday life; places which induces to contemplation and meditation.

This book is also intended as an invitation to go along the same itineraries of the photographers who caught the light on ancient wall hangings, facades, apses, stone pillars or columns in the interiors, paying the right tribute to so many humble and unknown builders.

This is a book which has to be read open-heartedly in order of not to miss the thrills and beauty it intends to offer you.