Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Benevento

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  • August 18, 2017
    The Church of Saint Sophia was built after the election of Arechi II, with the intention of obtaining the redemption and salvation of the gens Logabardorum. On the structure of Germanic central elements and components affect littoral town Saint Sophia, but it is the extraordinary articulation of spaces that gives the building a synthesis of different cultures. The Church has a complex structure with three apses obtained from the diversity of the perimeter, architectural dynamism allows us to observe a variety of views. The current structure of the Church is the result of the renovation conducted in the years 1951-1957 by Antonio Rusconi, who attempted to keep the original facies which earlier had been ruined by an earthquake. Interesting interiors, frescoes of Saint Sophia are considered as the starting point for the painting of Benevento. The lovers of history, art and archaeology I can't lose this jewel late antique site in the historic centre of the city!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Amazing architecture (Unesco World Heritage) which tells the history of the city of a city. Note the simplicity of architectural composition played on geometry that creates in raised different volumes and visions. Spectacular two small fragments of frescoes of the apse area, unique paintings of the Lombard period. Essential from a visit to Benevento!
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  • August 5, 2017
    If only the external view of the Church of Santa Sofia in Benevento takes us back to a particular time, whereas on the right side of the picture is the famous Bell Tower, one of the highest in Europe, at one time, causing earthquakes was unfortunately reduced. Don't forget your ring Church plant, unique in Europe, and what about the cloister behind the Church which houses the Museo del Sannio? It contains exhibits from prehistory to the Samnites, the Roman era, the interregnum, the Lombards, etc. to the reduction of the city of Benevento papal legation until its reunification to Italy with the drive. Don't forget that in front of the Church of s. Sofia there is Walnut lane leading to the Hortus Conclusus, a garden revisited and all to enjoy.
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  • Unesco World Heritage site is a significant reminder of Lombard art in Italy. Only because of its shape with a central plan with six columns arranged at the vertices of a hexagon surrounded by a decagonal ring formed by pillars. The inevitable visit. Highly recommended stop over at near Bookshop and of course the adjacent Museo del Sannio.
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  • exceptional monument for the veneration of Saint Sophia archeologini in the garden of the Church finds important.
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  • Art and history of the Lombards, a UNESCO World Heritage site! To visit absolutely nothing is oldest of BENEVENTO
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  • Church really lovely, although I don't know the history.
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  • The Church of Santa Sofia in Benevento, in the Campania region, is one of the finest jewels of Lombard lapidary art who know each other in Italy and who find here expression in dozens of capitals and columns twisted or decorations in bas-relief.
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