-The altarpiece by Sano di Pietro is certainly among the most remarkable and was built specifically for Montemerano, evident by the presence of the patron saints San Giorgio and San Lorenzo. The panel was also signed by the author and dated (1458).
-Of particular beauty is the Virgin of the Annunciation known as the “Madonna della Gattaiola”, because of the hole made by a priest, who used it as a door. The painting dates from the mid-fifteenth century and was made by an anonymous painter from Montemerano: Nicolosi attributes the work to the “Sassetta School” while Brandi likens it to that of Giovanni di Paolo.
-From the same era, the ‘”Assunta”, attributed to Vecchietta, is made of carved and polychrome poplar wood. One of Vecchietta students is the creator of “San Pietro” carved in olive wood polychrome.
-Among the frescos the most impressive is the Ciclo di San Giorgio from 1491, which represents in detail the Golden Legend of the saint, but with landscapes and a background reminiscent of the coast and the Maremma countryside; it is dotted with olive groves, just like the environment would have been around Montemerano.
Numerous other works were commissioned in the following centuries: 16th century frescoes, 17th century altarpieces, 18th century stucco and altars. We’ll leave some of it to your imagination, and you will not be disappointed.