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Church of San Michele

What to see in Castiglione di Garfagnana, Lucca, Tuscany


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the first news of the church of San Michele dating back to the XII century. The building was built near the castle lucchese di Castiglione Garfagnana, following the political growth and population of the homonymous hamlet. At this stage belongs to the structure of the building that has been preserved until today, with a Latin cross plan and has a single nave with a semicircular apse. The facade has a rich decoration obtained through the duotone of construction materials. The entrance portal, in addition to the different colors of the materials used are visible the brackets and the ring of the arch adorned with plant motifs, decorations that reappear in the north portal.

In the modern age, the building was adapted to the new aesthetic canons and liturgical, that led to the opening on the sides of the big three quadrangular windows, reconstruction of the apse in a polygonal shape, as well as the building of new altars and the sacristy. The most significant interventions date back to the Eighteenth Century, the period in which he was leaned to the facade a porch supported by two neoclassical columns with Corinthian capitals.

  • Via San Pietro, 6, Castiglione di Garfagnana (Lucca)
  • Religious location

Castiglione di Garfagnana

Castiglione di Garfagnana
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