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Camaioni Wood and Church of San Michele in Luciano

The Medici Route, at the level of the hamlet of Camaioni, intercepts another trekking path that leads to the Wood of Camaioni, a hilly ring within which it is possible to discover the Church of San Michele in Luciano, a small jewel unknown to many: an ancient building dating back to 1200 and located, in all likelihood, on the so-called St. Michael line which starts from the sanctuary of Skellig Michael in Ireland and arrives at the monastery of Mount Carmel in Israel, and along which all the main religious buildings dedicated to the Archangel are located, such as the suggestive French Mont Saint-Michel and the Sacra di San Michele in Turin.
It is a small 13th century Romanesque church whose semicircular apse is frescoed with a scene depicting the Last Judgment, work of an unknown artist from the early 15th century.
The face of Christ presents important similarities with the Holy Face of Manoppello and considerable historiographical importance is attributed to it, connected to the lost Church of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in Rome.

The visit is possible by appointment.


  • Address: Via San Vito, Luciano/Antinoro, Montelupo Fiorentino

  • E-mail address:

  • Phone: 0571 917516

  • GPX coordinates: 43.7591085835,11.0334029347