Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, Como

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A Romanesque structure from the 11th century, Basilica di Sant'Abbondio features well-preserved frescoes inside its apse, and exquisite geometric relief details around the windows. The frescoes depict images from the life of Jesus--they were carefully restored to their medieval glory in the 1990s. A university operates within the former cloister--stroll its grounds to get a better look at the apse exterior. Plan to visit Basilica di Sant'Abbondio during your Como vacation using our convenient Como road trip planning website .
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  • Original Romanesque Basilica object of reconstruction of one of the two towers after having suffered the collapse. Beautiful Windows with their interesting late Gothic frescoes and decorations places in the choir of the apse
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  • Precious stone unknown to many, perhaps this is also why offers moments of silence and peace, priceless!
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  • Built in the 11th century, is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Lombardy. Remarkable carved portal of the facade and the apse decorated with pilasters and mullioned Windows, flanked by two bell towers. The austere Interior has five naves, with some columns Roman recovery. In the apse there is a large fresco (life of Jesus) performed in the fourteenth century by Lombard painters, and to the left of the altar a marble statue of Sant'Abbondio of 1490. Leaving the Church on the left leads to the cloister of a medieval monastery, which now houses the Faculty of law of the University of Insubria.
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  • Romanesque church with frescoed apse. Splendid
  • Very interesting and beautiful to visit
  • An ancient Romanesque church with beautiful frescoes in the apse. Already part of a complex consisting of an old Seminary and Institute guanelliano, now home to the University of Insubria
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  • Is beautiful on the outside and within. You should also visit the cloister which is accessed by the Faculty of Insubria which is next door.
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church. Highly conserved and enhanced both the exterior and the aisles and frescoes
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