San Martino in Salviano

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Salviano is a small village dating back to Roman times, which was incorporated into Livorno’s suburbs as late as in the 1970’s.

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There are still a few quiet streets with ancient features, like this old stable building.

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And here and there you can almost imagine being in the Tuscan countryside.

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The church of San Martino is mentioned already in 11th century scriptures

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which in fact makes it the oldest building in Livorno.

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Originally Romanesque, not a lot remains of the old church,

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since it was rebuilt in the 1700’s, and most of the 11th century structure was destroyed.

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The original apse is now the base of the belltower.

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There are wall plaques in both Italian

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and Latin.

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The adjacent walled cemetery

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with a few 19th century sculptures

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and a new area with tombs not yet used.

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That’s all from Salviano for now

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with spring greetings!

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2 comments on “San Martino in Salviano

  1. imponerad says:

    Ojojoj, vad fint – och gammert!
    Tänk att sådana platser finns och är hembygd och vardag för vissa.

    (Hörde förresten på radio att Toscana har med etruskerna att göra!)

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