Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta a Stia

Church & Sacred Site


  • Romanesque architecture from the 12th century
  • Valuable art pieces by renowned artists
  • Andrea Della Robbia’s Madonna and Child (around 1490)
  • Ciborium by Benedetto and Santi Buglioni (around 1526)
  • Frescoes by Guarnieri
Piazza Tanucci, 75, 52017 Stia AR, Italy
Days / Time Open:

Weekday Mass:
9:00 (in Propositura)
18:00 (al Ponte / at the Bridge)

Saturday & Eve of Holidays:
16:00 (a S.Francesco al Poggio)
18:00 (in Propositura)

Sunday Mass:
7:30 (in Propositura)
11:30 (in Propositura)


Discover the mesmerizing beauty of the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Assumed in Stia. Feast your eyes on Andrea Della Robbia’s enchanting Madonna and Child, admire the intricate ciborium by Benedetto and Santi Buglioni, and be awed by the captivating frescoes by Guarnieri. The Romanesque columns and capitals in the naves create a captivating atmosphere, making this church a must-see attraction for any pilgrim.

Culture & History

The Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta in Stia, built around the second half of the 12th century by the Guidi Counts of Porciano, is considered one of the most interesting churches of the Casentino. The church replaced a pre-existing one dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption, with its first documented mention dating back to 1017. Excavations in the 1970s uncovered remains of the earlier church, as well as evidence of an even older worship building dating back to the Etruscan-Roman period. The church has undergone several renovations, with its current facade reflecting a late-Baroque style. The bell tower’s lower part is coeval with the church, while its top has been renovated multiple times. The church’s Romanesque style, with its nave and two side aisles separated by two lines of columns topped with elegant capitals, has been preserved despite several restoration works.

How to Get There

From the town center of Stia, head towards Tanucci Square (Piazza Tanucci), where you will find the Parish Church of St. Mary the Assumed. It’s easily accessible on foot, as it is located in the heart of the town. As you wander through the picturesque streets, soak in the charming atmosphere of this historic Tuscan town.

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