The Pieve of San Vito a Loppiano is one of the most ancient parish churches in the Diocese of Fiesole.
At the time when the Castle of Ancisa was built, the church took the name of San Vito all’Ancisa. When this village grew large enough to have its own church and priest, since the Church of San Vito was too far away, the new Parish of Sant’Alessandro was established, becoming the seat of the parish church, while the Church of San Vito became a priory.
In the mid-19th century the church was radically remodelled, losing many traces of its Romanesque origins. The columns were incapsulated in big pillars, the “filaretto” walls were plastered all over, and the brick and wooden ceilings were replaced by masonry.
After restoration conducted in the 1980s, the church appears preceded by a 17th-century portico containing some memorial tables and a 15th-century tombstone.
The interior has preserved its original layout, although the width of the three naves gives it the aspect of a central-plan church.
In addition to the main altar, the church has two secondary altars; on the one to the right, the panel portraying the Madonna of the Girdle by Francesco D’Antonio was placed after restoration conducted in 1993.