Photographer's Note

The impressive Church of Our Lady in White is one of the most picturesque valleys of the Nera Valley : Valley Castoriana between Piedivalle and Ancaster .
The building is the fourteenth-century original ( front and side door at the end of '300 ) . The facade, which faces the valley Campiana , has a Gothic portal of shape , covered with a fresco decoration of the fifteenth century . ; Side, a newsagent ` outside is decorated with frescoes by the workshop of Sparapane . In front of the facade you set five elegant arches of the narthex , the work of masters Lombard marble workers .
The long side open to the street with a small portico with seven arches supported by columns , is paved with " schiazze ," that is formed by a rectangular paving slabs of various sizes and different shades of color that make it look like stained, which the slang term schiazze , stains.
Inside the church is a statue of the Madonna Bianca , which stands on a blue background . It is a marble relief attributed to a follower of Verrocchi Francesco di Simone da Fiesole Ferrucci , executed in 1488 , reflecting the intense commercial relations with the Nera Valley in this area of Tuscany .
It appears that originally this was nothing but Madonna `s Allegory of Charity (identification given by ` attribute of the jar flaming hand-held ) , and then there was adapted dove of the Holy Spirit and the frame . The doors that close the image are painted on each side , a newsagent closed we see the apostles Peter and Paul, a kiosk open two adoring angels .

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13644 W: 132 N: 27693] (163328)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-12-21
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-10 5:45
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