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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Lomello
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Santa Maria Maggiore is a church in Lomello, Lombardy, northern Italy, an example of First Romanesque art. It includes the oldest cross vaults in Italy.The oldest document mentioning the basilica is a privilege by pope Paschal II, dated 22 August 1107. Archaeological studies showed that at least two churches existed in the site before the current one, the earliest one being perhaps contemporary to the annexed baptistery of San Giovanni ad Fontes (c. 5th-7th centuries). The basilica has a nave and two aisles with a lower transept. The façade was originally embedded in the city's walls, but later the first three bays were abandoned and a new façade was obtained by closing one of the internal arches with a new wall.The nave is characterized by arches which, at the sides, have double mullioned windows at the sides. The pillars which do not support the arches are prolonged by blind columns up to the clerestory. The longitudinal arches (those separating the nave from the aisles) are supported by semicolumns which form the pillars. The aisles are a 14th-century reconstruction of the original ones. In 1944 a crypt, perhaps unfinished, was discovered.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore by using our Lomello vacation route planner.
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Bella basilica del 1025, limpido esempio del romanico italiano. Facciata insolita originaria e torre campanaria addossate alle mura romane. Ristrutturata nel 1940. Massiccia. Visite guidate rivolgersi... read more »Beautiful Italian Romanesque basilica of 1025, clear example. Unusual original façade and Bell Tower leaning against the Roman walls. Renovated in 1940. Massive. Guided tours contact the proloco.show original
Se passate da Lomello e non vi fermate a vedere questo battistero e la chiesa dove si è sposata la regina dei Longobardi Teodolinda peggio per voiIf you pass by Lomello and not stop to see this baptistery and the Church where she married the Lombard Queen Theodolinda worse for youshow original
Bellissimo esempio di Romanico lombardo , è la chiesa con le volte a crociera più antica d'Italia, un complesso architettonico di cui fa parte un battistero datato tra il 1025 e il 1040. da visitare a... read more »Beautiful example of Lombard Romanesque, is the Church with Italy's oldest vaults, an architectural complex which includes a baptistery dated between 1025 and 1040. to get an explanation from local guides, a jewel close to Milan!show original
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