The Collegiate Church of Saints Michael and Julian in Castiglion Fiorentino

Discover the splendid neoclassical church and its hidden masterpieces

Castiglion Fiorentino is a medieval village with an Etruscan heart that houses many treasures from different artistic periods. The Collegiate Church of Saints Michael and Julian is one of those. Imposing from any perspective, the Collegiate Church of Saints Michael and Julian in Castiglion Fiorentino stands out because of its large neoclassical Latin cross structure preceded by a loggia with white columns from 1860. The interior of the church has three naves with majestic colonnades that end at the large apse. Above that is a dome covered by a lantern. The sandstone bell tower was built in 1930. Everything within this church speaks of magnificence, above all the masterpieces it contains: two pieces in glazed terracotta are attributed to the Della Robbia and Buglioni workshops, depicting St. Anthony the Abbot and an Annunciation scene. There is an altarpiece depicting the Enthroned Madonna and Child and Saints Peter, Paul, Julian and Michael, a masterpiece by Bartolomeo della Gatta completed in 1486. There is also the “Maestà” by Segna di Bonaventura from the beginning of the 14th century and a painting by the Florentine artist Lorenzo di Credi, who was a pupil of Verrocchio, depicting a beautiful Adoration of the Baby Jesus.

 

The Collegiate Church of Saints Michael and Julian in Castiglion Fiorentino