Culture - Museums - Churches
The parish church of Saints Bartholomew and Sylvester, in Romanesque style in its original part, dates back to the period between the 10th and 11th centuries, at the behest of Matilda of Tuscany, when the power of the clergy of Lucca was definitively consolidated in the Valdinievole area.
Positioned on the path of the Via Francigena that led from Pistoia to Lucca, it also had in its enclosure a hospital for pilgrims dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.
At the end of the 18th century, the church was elevated to the rank of parish by the bishop of Pescia. On that occasion the rectory was rebuilt, the bell tower was restored and the nave of the church itself was raised.
As for the current appearance of the church, the façade still has the elegant decoration that emphasized its original height, while laterally, in the elevations, the windows that give light to the interior have been inserted.
Opening of the Church during parish celebrations and by appointment
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