Church of San Niccolò

The Church of San Niccolò in Poggio was probably built in the 12th century and is characterized by its dual purpose of church and fortress, can be guessed from the two bastions that stand on the sides of the external façade. We don’t know whether the church or the fortress was built first; it seems that the sacred building predates the two bastions dating back to the 16th century, which seem to adapt to a previous building, as demonstrated by the staircase leading from the square to the church floor. Inside, the Greek cross-shaped building is covered in vaults and houses an 1854 organ by Michelangelo Paoli in the choir loft. In the Chapel of the Annunziata from 1732 (right) there is a canvas representing the Annunciation by Antonio Rossi (1883), while in the Chapel of the Rosari there is a painting which portrays the Virgin between Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Catherine of Siena. At the two side altars there are two other paintings depicting the Deposition and the Souls in Purgatory.

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Church of San Niccolò in the center of Poggio

The Church of San Niccolò in the center of Poggio, an ancient Elban hill town, within the municipality of Marciana. Outside the church there is a small but pretty panoramic square.


Location Church of San Niccolò in the center of Poggio