Bell Tower
The Bell Tower of Peccioli was built in 1885 by the engineer and architect from Pontedera Luigi Bellincioni (1842 - 1929). Bellincioni planned seven other bell towers distributed in the territory of the Valdera and Val di Cecina.

The tower of Peccioli is the result of a reconstruction and elevation of the previous Pisan Romanesque tower. Completed in 1898 and 42 meters high, it is covered by a dark, bush-hammered stone from the quarries of Montecatini Val di Cecina.

The bell tower can be divided into three parts: the lower one, where there are the entrance door and the two small doors that connect the bell tower to the rectory and the church; the central one, where there are four windows; the upper one, where four large motorized bells are located; here there is also a helicoidal staircase through which it is possible to reach the octagonal top terrace placed at the base of a pyramidal spire surmounted by a gigantic copper sphere and a weathervane.

The structure, of “Moorish” taste, has an unusual position compared to that of the church; it is not, as usual, near the façade but behind the apse so as to assume a frontal position with respect to the Praetorian Palace. In this way the square becomes a real political and religious centre.

Furthermore, from the bell tower there is a magnificent panoramic view.

Timetables

It is possible to visit the bell tower by appointment only.

Tickets

Free entry
Entry to minors is allowed only if they are accompanied by adults. The appointments can be arranged with the Organizing Secretariat of the Foundation Peccioli per l’Arte.

Contacts

Bell Tower
Piazza del Popolo
56037 Peccioli (Pi)
Tel. +39 0587 672877

info@fondarte.peccioli.net




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  • Piazza del Popolo 10 - Peccioli
  • 0587 672158
  • info@fondarte.peccioli.net