The church of San Verano, probably built in the 12th century, has a prospect of five blind arches, decorated with elegant losangas inspired by Pisa romanesque style. The interior, divided into three aisles, has been modified several times. The chapel hosts the Sacred Art Museum which keeps important paintings of the 13th century Pisan school.
One cannot mistake the silhouette of its bell-tower , result of a reconstruction and elevation of the previous Pisa Romanesque tower. Completed in 1898, 42 meters high, it is covered by a dark, bush-hammered stone from the quarries of Montecatini Val di Cecina. The bell tower can be divided into three parts: the lower with the entrance gate and the two small doors connecting the bell tower to the church; the middle with four windows and the upper with the bells. A snail staircase leads up to the octagonal top terrace at the base of a spire surmounted by a gigantic copper sphere and a weathervane.
The structure, of “Moorish” taste, has an unusual position compared to that of the church; it is not, as usual, near the façade but behind the apse so as to assume a frontal . In this way the square becomes a real political and religious centre. From the bell tower you enjoy a magnificent panoramic view on the Valdera and the Pisan Hills.