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Parish church of St. John the Baptist

The pieve (country church), with medieval structure, is located in the small square of the village of Rocca di Montemurlo. The gabled facade is preceded by a fifteenth century arcade with wooden roof supported by brick pillars with brick capitals. The bell-tower stands out from the courtyard, originally a watch tower of the Freccioni gate (of which there is still only the lower part), raised then in the fifteenth century constructing the cell. The interior of the church is with single nave covered by a trusses roof and illuminated by large windows of the eighteenth century.
Considerable works of art are kept there, including a Madonna with Child and Saints of Francesco Granacci (1522), paintings of Giovanni Stradano (sixteenth century), Matteo Rosselli (seventeenth century) and Giacinto Fabbroni (eighteenth century). In the presbytery there is a precious silver cross of the fourteenth century linked to local religious tradition, of which the history is represented in the counter-facade by a fresco of Giovanni da Prato.


  • Piazza Castello, 1 Montemurlo (PO)

  • Ticket: free entrance