La Basilica of San Salvatore, registered in 2011 on the World Heritage List ofUnesco, 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 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 and inLongobard 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 unfortunately it has lost the original stucco and pictorial decoration, but still retains the splendid entablature with Doric frieze, set on columns of the same style in the nave, and style instead Corinthian in presbytery.
Of the original facade, dating back to the XNUMXth century, both the rich decoration and the pediment triangular. The window frames and the three remain intact bring them carved with classical motifs.
Although the client dukes were reluctant to welcome the contemporary ancient revival that, at the time, was being experienced in 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.