700 Dante in the parish church of Santa Giulia | Vicopisano, Caprona

10/11/2023 - 11/11/2023 ore: 17:00 - 20:00

Centro storico Vicopisano, centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi, Vicopisano

As part of the celebrations of the 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri, Vicopisano remembers the great poet with a reading of the Cantos of Hell of the Divine Comedy inside the beautiful Romanesque church of Santa Giulia in Caprona, at the foot of the famous Rocca, the scene of the Florentine siege in which Dante also participated.

An opportunity to visit the beautiful and ancient Romanesque church, usually closed to the public. Start at 9.30 pm

The first document of the church of Santa Giulia in Caprona dates back to 1096. However, it is believed that its foundation took place before the 11th century. The complex consists of the church and the adjoining cemetery

The present building is the result of reconstructions, enlargements and restorations starting from the IX-X century up to the last restoration of the seventies, which restored the medieval characters of the building. The main facade is made of sandstone ashlars and verrucano stone, decorated at the top by small hanging arches, crowned by a tympanum and provided with a portal.

On the back of the building, the bell tower with a rectangular base dating back to XII-XIII century, characterized by a belfry with four single-lancet windows crowned by hanging arches and provided with a gabled roof.

The interior of the church, with a Latin cross apsidal, presents on the left side a series of arches that were the access to the ancient side aisle. The presbyterial area and the side chapels arranged in the transept are raised by three steps compared to the rest of the room.


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