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Saint Mary of the Assumption of Camaiore



Address: Via XX Settembre, 63, 55041 Camaiore (LU)
Telephone: +39 0584 989210
Foundation: XIII century
District/Location: Camaiore
District: Versilia
The medieval church of Saint Mary of the Assumption is situated in the historic town centre of Camaiore. In spite of transformations in modern times, the building can be rightly considered a significant example of XIIIth century church architecture. Of particular interest are some decorative elements, such as the big rose window on the façade and the XVIth century fittings preserved inside.
Via XX Settembre, 63, 55041 Camaiore LU
The church of Santa Maria Assunta is mentioned for the first time in a tithe of 1260. The oldest part of the church is the bell tower, datable to the first half of the XIIth century. In the 1170's the structure with a Latin cross plan was built, together with the façade that has two entrances and a central rose window. In 1350 the bell tower was raised, as we know from a stone plate at the base, while in 1448, when the whole building was enlarged, a dome was constructed at the centre of the presbyterial area. The church was heavily damaged during an earthquake in 1536; later, the entire building was covered with thick plaster. In the eighteenth century the apse end, the side chapels and the dome were reconstructed; four large windows were also opened along the nave.
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