San Bartolomeo in Pantano, Pistoia

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San Bartolomeo in Pantano is a Romanesque and Gothic style, Roman Catholic church in Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy, dedicated to St. Bartholomew the Apostle. The pantano of the name refers to the once marshy area in which the building was located.

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  • The church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew the Apostle and named after the marsh area (“pantano”) that surrounded the building, is another gem of the city. It was founded in the 8th century and... 
    The church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew the Apostle and named after the marsh area (“pantano”) that surrounded the building, is another gem of the city. It was founded in the 8th century and...  more »
  • Interesting facade in the typical white-and-gray marble design. The church was built in the 12th century. 
    Interesting facade in the typical white-and-gray marble design. The church was built in the 12th century.  more »
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  • Very ancient church, whose foundation dates back to much earlier than the year one thousand. The current appearance in the Pistoia Romanesque style, with the typical dichromate bands, is due to the 12th century renovations. The architrave of the portal, dated 1167, is attributed to Gruamonte. The upper part of the facade unfortunately derives from sixteenth / eighteenth century renovations. Inside there are few vestiges of the original frescoes: noteworthy is the Christ in majesty in the apse, dating back to the thirteenth century as well as the beautiful marble pulpit sculpted by Guido da Como. The building is located slightly below the current road level and on the back there is a large green area bordering the original marshy area, recalled in the current toponymy which describes the surrounding area as a "quagmire", which extended immediately outside the walls that protected the city to the west. On the side stands the imposing bell tower, of which only the lower stone part is part of the original building after the collapse which took place at the end of the 13th century. Easily reachable on foot for tourists visiting the center (less than 200 meters from the cathedral), it is definitely a stop not to be missed.

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