Porciano di Lamporecchio
The village of Porciano belongs to the municipality of Lamporecchio, in the province of Pistoia. The village lies approximately 4 km from Lamporecchio.
Porciano was originally called Querciano, or Querceto, and that name would have clearly detected the look of a wild and wooded area. The transition from this first name, Querciano or Querceto, to the following Porciano could indirectly confirm the phenomenon which occurred around the year one thousand of the progressive deforestation of the area to retrieve large pieces of land for cultivation. Historically Porciano is recalled as part of the rural municipality of Lamporecchio, in Liber Focorum of 1226. It must be said that some news about Porciano, although reported by various authors and still widespread, are not supported by adequate historical documents.
Situated in a beautiful location, which offers a wide view over the hills and valleys below, the Church of St Giorgio a Porciano is certainly a very old church, where in the first half of the thirteenth century, the "Capella St Georgii" gave as one of the three rural villages of the Municipality of Lamporecchio. In the second half of the thirteenth century the Church was a suffragan of the Church of Lamporecchio.
The current building is the result of various restructuring measures that have occurred over time and especially over the centuries XV, XVII and XVIII. The façade is preceded by a recently made portico supported by pillars.
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