Regione Toscana
Provincia di Lucca
Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca

San Giovanni Battista

La pieve di San Giovanni di Monsagrati sorge isolata dall'abitato, in posizione dominante sulla Val Freddana. Si tratta di un edificio dall'architettura semplice e lineare, quasi privo di elementi decorativi e conservatosi nelle sue forme originarie.
La struttura, a croce latina con tre navate e abside semicircolare, presenta diversi ingressi sui lati e un portale maggiore in facciata.
L'orientamento della chiesa pare volto a valorizzare la parte absidale, rivolta verso la valle, ricca di un prezioso apparato decorativo.
Fondazione: XII century A.D.
Comprensorio: Piana di Lucca
Comune: Pescaglia, locality Monsagrati
Introduzione:

According to written sources the parish church of San Giovanni was probably rebuilt where it stands today in 1102.

Notizie storiche: A church dedicated to Santa Reparata is mentioned as early as the Lombard period; in 989 it assumed the double title of Santa Reparata and San Giovanni. According to written sources the pieve was rebuilt on Colle Cerreto, where it stands today, in 1102, while the previous building was abandoned. The bell tower that stands isolated on the north side of the church was built in the same period.
The tabernacle, still preserved today, is fifteenth century; at that time the first repairs were made to the church by Benedetto Nobili. Later, between the XVII and XVIII century, the whole building was slightly raised in order to insert vaults and open large windows along the nave according to the precepts of the Counter-Reformation. Lastly, two clocks were placed on the bell tower and the latter was crowned with merlons.
Tipologia: Parish church
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Codice Audioguida: 171
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