Churches, Monasteries & Abbeys of Chianti

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Badia a Passignano

Abbey of Badia a Passignano

Badia a Passignano in ChiantiThe Abbazia (Abbey) of Badia a Passignano in Chianti, Italy. The Badia a Passignano is located on the road running from Greve in Chianti through Montefioralle towards San Donato and Sambuca, and in fact was probably built there because of the importance of this route in mediaeval times. The Abbey is [...]

Romanesque parish churches of Chianti

San Polo in Rosso

Romanesque parish churches of ChiantiA tour of the Romanesque parish churches (pievi) of Chianti, Italy Chianti, the picturesque wine region that extends between Florence and Siena, is known worldwide for its unique landscape - hills dotted with castles, villas and farm houses, and vast expanses of vineyards and olive groves, the source of Chianti Classico [...]

Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa

The parish church (pieve) of San Pietro in Bossolo near Tavarnelle

Tavarnelle in Val di PesaThe village of Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa and its surroundings in Tuscany, Italy Tavarnelle is mostly modern architecturally but is the location of the Church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto, the most interesting architectural sight within Tavarnelle itself, being a rare example of Tuscan Gothic architecture. The gothic Church of [...]

Pieve a Pacina


Pieve a PacinaAn ancient parish church near Castelnuovo Berardenga The parish church at Pacina (Pieve a Pacina), located near Castelnuovo Berardenga, is worth a visit by anyone interested in the Romanesque churches of Chianti. It is documented from a remarkably early date (650 AD) and has a very unusual, cylindrical campanile which is probably a remnant of [...]

Abbeys, basilicas and monasteries of Tuscany

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

Abbeys, basilicas, monasteries, hermitages and parish churches of Tuscany The Abbeys, Basilicas and Monasteries of the Tuscan countryside and villages are sometimes overlooked as we enthusiastically feast on the masterpieces in the churches of Florence, Sienna and the other "art" cities of Tuscany. The Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (Abbey of Sant'Antimo) In fact there are abbeys [...]