Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

It is also located in Piazza del Pretorio on the left side. The church seems to date back originally to the twelfth century, but has undergone various renovations over the centuries. Plundered during the 1400s first by the Sienese and then by the Pitiglianesi, it was profoundly modified in the 16th century when the adjacent Palazzo was built. Inside, above the altar, you can admire the pre-Romanesque ciborium, which is one of the oldest pre-romantic ciboriums in all of Tuscany (it is assumed that it was taken from the old church of San Mamiliano) and some valuable frescoes from the fifteenth century. The facade and the original entrance are not visible today as they were incorporated into the Bourbon Del Monte Palace built in the first half of the 16th century.