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Basilica of San Salvatore

Posted by user1131 on July 17, 2015
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La Basilica of San Salvatore, registered in the 2011 to the list of world heritage sitesUnesco, it is found at Spoleto and it certainly represents one of the most important and representative architectural testimonies of the Longobards of the Langobardia Minor.

The influence and monumental inspiration of the Lombard dukes of Spoleto it manifested itself here, in the remaking of the church occurred in the eighth century.

The whole set is part of the serial site "Lombards in Italy: the places of power"And includes seven places, extremely rich in architectural, sculptural and pictorial testimonies andLongobard art.

La Basilica of San Salvatore, of probable funerary origin, it has three naves and also the presbytery is tripartite, covered by a vault with an octagonal base. THE'apse, semicircular is closed by a straight wall; flanked on the sides by two apsed rooms, with cross vault.

The interior of the church has unfortunately lost the original stucco and pictorial decoration, but still retains the splendid trabeation with Doric frieze, set on columns of the same style in the nave, and style instead Corinthian in presbytery.

Of the original façade, dating back to the 8th century, both the rich decoration and the pediment triangular. The window frames and the three remain intact bring them carved with classical motifs.

Despite the patron dukes were unwilling to accept the contemporary anti-aging renaissance that, at the time, was experimenting Rome, the restoration of the church Spoletina, on the part of the Lombards, reached levels of consistency that are truly exceptional, as in Temple of Clitunno.

La Basilica of San Salvatore, according to the great Spoleto historian Sordini, represents the major monument Spoletino of antiquity.

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