Archaeological site: Canonica di San Niccoló

Deep in the wilderness resides an ancient flower-shaped church, the “Canonica di San Niccolo”. The church is considered to be one for its six petal shape. For this reason, the “Canonica di San Niccolo” is taken to be one of the most unique churches of Italy and one of the most famous tourist attraction of Montieri.
The origin of the complex was linked with the mining activity: between the 11th and the 14th century Montieri was one of the most important copper and silver mining center in Tuscany.
To this day archaeologists are still investigating the series of founds, many of them are still shrouded in mystery.
The site can only be visited within a guided tour. Information and booking at the tourist office in Montieri

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