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Tomba di Rotari, Monte Sant'Angelo

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  • Many famous people, both real and fruit of legends, visited the sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo, among other Kings, popes, emperors, Saints and Orlando, the Paladin of Charlemagne, would include the Lombard king Rotari who reportedly wanted to be buried in this place, so beautiful and mysterious construction other wouldn't that the tomb of Rotari. But, legends aside, this would be a baptistery, as you can see from both dedicated to Saint John the Baptist that the architectural shape as well as the combination of the building to the Church of San Pietro. Impressive complex which can be accessed through a portal with a central rose window with very unusual reasons. Beautiful reliefs above the entrance portal to the baptistery, with The madonna with child and angels, and the one on the right of the remains of the apse, with representations of the crucifixion. The baptistery has a square shape with pillars at the corners with carved capitals, frescoes on the walls and beautiful Dome, preceded by small openings that let in the light, as part of a tower. On the floor there are two circular cavities, the smaller is the baptismal font, the largest was dug for the merging of the Bell of Saint Peter.
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  • I ricdredere but it really is a beautiful, clean and well maintained, certainly for people fond of genre
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  • Near the Basilica of San Michele, descending a staircase you reach the baptistery of San Giovanni in Tumba, called Tomba di Rotari because of incorrect translation of an inscription! The baptistery is part of the monumental complex of San Pietro, built entirely of stone with features Windows into times!
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  • The baptistery of San Giovanni, known as the tomb of Rotari, is one of the most enigmatic of all Italy. The name comes from King Rotari, although we are not certain who is buried here, in fact no one knows exactly when the Lombard king Rotari was ever in Monte Sant'Angelo, but he was awarded a testament, in which he expressed a desire to be buried there, so we wanted to recognize his mausoleum in this unique construction, although most likely was buried in Pavia. The interweaving of Lombard, Norman and Arab art make this one of the most fascinating and mysterious monument that there are more trusted in Italy. The hypothesis is that the baptistery was founded in the early 12th century by a certain Pagan, a native of Parma but resident in Monte Sant'Angelo, and Rodelgrimo, a native of Gargano, inside to see the capitals with biblical scenes (Balaam and the ass the announcement to the shepherds) but especially high at the beginning of the beautiful Dome (unique), you will find scenes from the Apocalypse. In short, a place that "have to" visit, with one euro you can visit one of the most beautiful monuments, and the nearby church of Santa Maria maggiore, built by Constance of Sicily.
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  • Few suggestive, close to rione junno.
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