Chiesa di San Leonardo

Castel del Piano‘s Chiesa di San Leonardo may not be as beautiful as the Chiesa della Nativit√† but it’s older, built on an existing 9th century church and first mentioned by Pope Innocent III in 1198.

Unfortunately little remains of the original 12th century design and the Romanesque-Gothic facade with rose window you see today was built in 1915.

Inside the church is modestly but elegantly decorated. The 19th century organ is by the Agata di Pistoia brothers and the painting of San Gerolamo near the altar is thought to be by Francesco Nasini.

On the right is another painting, this time attributed to Francesco Vanni and surrounded by traces of a vibrantly coloured 15th century fresco.