San Bartolomeo in Pantano, Pistoia

San Bartolomeo in Pantano is a 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.HistoryThe church and the annexed abbey were founded during the Lombard domination of Italy, between 726 and 764, by the Lombard physician Gaiduald. Here a group of Benedictines were established under the protection of the Marquises of Tuscany. The complex was first restored in the 12th century by Abbot Buono.In 1433 the Benedictines were replaced by Canons Regular of the Lateran, which were related to the Augustinian Order. When they were suppressed, the monastery was given to the Vallumbrosan Order, which remained here in 1810, the church then becoming a parish church.OverviewThe church gained its present appearance at the time of Buono in 1159, being in the Pistoiese Romanesque style. Characteristic of this style is the façade, divided into five compartments with arches supported by slender columns, and with a marble bichrome decoration. The facade has notable examples of Romanesque art in the lions sculptures of the façade corners and of the portal, and the architrave depicting "Jesus with the Twelve Apostles" (dated to 1167). See San Bartolomeo in Pantano and all Pistoia has to offer by arranging your trip with our Pistoia driving holiday planning tool .
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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...  more »
  • Interesting facade in the typical white-and-gray marble design. The church was built in the 12th century.  more »
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  • The feast of St. Bartholomesis is a celebration very much felt by the Pistoies. The streets are filled with shoals overflowing with sweets and the traditional necklaces of "pippi", toy banks and cotton candy. It looks like Pinocchio's country of flakes. Behind the Church, activities are organized for children, waiting for the rite of anointing.
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