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Pieve di San Bartolomeo

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First built as the church of the Tizzana Castle, the Parish Church of San Bartolomeo is at present a Neoclassical building, both elegant and austere.

First built as the church of the Tizzana Castle, the Parish Church of San Bartolomeo is at present a Neoclassical building, both elegant and austere.

Documents show that it was the castle’s church in 1138, the building grew in importance in the 14th century with the designation of Tizzana as the seat of the Chief Magistrate, later becoming a Parish Church in 1679.

Over the years, the Church has undergone various renovation schemes, the most important being that of 1756 thanks to Montordi, the parson, and nowadays you can recognize its Neoclassical features.

The 18th century colonnade, with its five round and framed arches, and with gables above them, confers a truly classical dignity to the whole building. Although it is dedicated to San Bartolomeo, San Michele is really its patron saint and there is an impressive 19th century sculpture of this saint, standing in a niche in one of the side altars.

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