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Abbazia di Santa Maria Arabona, Manoppello

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Santa Maria Arabona is a Cistercian abbey in Abruzzo, in central Italy. It is located at Manoppello in the frazione also called Santa Maria Arabona. In Roman times the area was sacred to the goddess of fertility and virginity Bona Dea.ArchitectureThe most important of the abbey buildings still extant is its church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, whose construction began in 1208 with the transept and the apse. The edifice remained partly unfinished, due to financial and political troubles within the order.The church is built on the Latin Cross plan, with the nave ending in an apse housing the high altar. The aisles support the ceiling. The interior is very sober, apart from the richly decorated tabernacle and Paschal candle in Gothic style. The choir contains frescoes by Antonio Martini di Atri dated 1377.The church, which was restored in the 1950s, is surrounded by a park from which the rest of the abbey is accessed.
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  • Built on the remains of a pagan temple from the Roman era (Ara Bonae, "altar of Bona Dea"), of which a whole column stand preserves part of an inscription. The Abbey, never completed, astonishes for the brightness, the beautiful rosettes, the Gothic style of exteriors and interiors, the ancient traces of human activity to reconnect probably to pilgrims who came (the flowers of life engraved in stone, mystery symbols shaped, numbers, letters, drawings). Significant paintings of the 14th century, the beautiful candelabra and the Tabernacle; even the exterior are worth a visit. S. Maria Arabona dominates the surrounding area and night lighting gives the dignity it deserves. It's easy to get to, and a few hundred meters, following directions, you come to the remains of a Roman villa rustica (are private land, but call the helpful owners can be accessed with ease).
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  • Neo-Gothic Abbey ideal for weddings. Located in the municipality of Manopello (PE) in the hamlet of Santa Maria Arabona. Easy to reach from the motorway A25 exit Manoppello.
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  • Declared a national monument in 1902. Outside the Church, simple Latin cross plant, grows mainly in the nave which ends with the apse, in which is placed the altar. Inside, the aisles the entire time and altars are placed along the transect. n the middle of a sober and linear space is the wealth of the furnishings consist of the Tabernacle and the candlestick.
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  • Splendid Romanesque church, surrounded by a beautiful garden, ideal for ceremonies.
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  • The Church of the mysteries
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  • My gorgeous wedding!
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