Pieve di Codiponte

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Pieve di Codiponte: what's to know

One of the most important places of worship in Lunigiana, the Church of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian in Codiponte, a suburb of Casola, stands out for its beauty and location. Situated at a crucial point for the communication roads that once connected northern Italy with the coast, its foundations show evidence that in ancient times a Roman Pagus was erected here. Rebuilt in 1100 and restructured in 1300 due to landslide damage, the church in Codiponte appears in a historic document from the end of the 8th century.

The church built entirely of stone is striking for its rectory derived from the expansion of a pre-existing tower house; the last part added to the complex was the bell tower dating from 1600.

During the restoration work numerous historic finds were discovered, including a rare dipping baptismal font. Inside the sacristy for example, a figurative portal decorated with heads and daisies, while in the nave on the right, the foundation of a defense tower was discovered, revealing the structure of a fortified church.

The three naves have two rows of columns with capitals portraying medieval beasts. A beautiful altar painting from the 15th century portrays the Madonna and Child, the Holy Face and the dedicated saints Cornelius and Cyprian.

Where it is Pieve di Codiponte

Pieve di Codiponte

Via della Garfagnana, 13 IT 54014 - Codiponte ( MS )


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