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Saint Cristoforo of Lammari



Foundation: IX century
District/Location: Capannori, locality Lammari
District: Piana di Lucca
The church of San Cristoforo of Lammari, built between the end of the XIth and the beginning of the XIIth century, stands upon a previous early medieval building. Of particular interest are the sculpted decorations in several parts of the church and the terracotta bowls in the apse where now, unfortunately, only empty spaces can be seen.
Capannori, località Lammari, Via S. Cristoforo, 55013 Capannori LU
Constructed upon a previous building dating back to the IXth century, San Cristoforo di Lammari hasn't preserved any traces of that ancient structure. The new church, built between XIth and XIIth century has a Latin cross plan, three aisles and a semicircular apse. Slightly later the bell tower was constructed and the right side of the church was elevated. In the XVIth century the building was renovated according to the new precepts of the Counter-Reformation: a vaulted ceiling replaced the previous one supported by trusses and new altars were inserted. In the XVIIIth century the belfry was rebuilt, while in the XXth century the building was restored to its original medieval appearance. The church has rich sculpted decorations and a series of receptacles for terracotta bowls on the crowning of the apse.
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