Parish church and High Priesthood of San Simeon the Prophet

Near the Town Hall, on the west side, stands the church of San Simeon.
It is a building destroyed by the earthquake of 1917 and completely rebuilt, its origin is early medieval and was made a parish church in 1520.
Inside you can admire a stone depicting Hercules slaying the dragon, symbol of Monterchi, a precious wooden crucifix, a work typical of the best sculptural production of Tuscan ambiance of the fifteenth century, a polychrome terracotta statue of the Madonna and Child attributed to Benedetto Buglioni (1520), a ciborium and polychrome glazed terracotta attributed to Andrea Sansovino (1467-1529) and three reliefs in sandstone of the first decades of the fifteenth century. Among his most prestigious in the church remembers the “Presentation of Jesus at the Temple” by Durante Alberti of 1591.

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San Simeone
52035 Monterchi