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Tomba di Rotari, Monte Sant'Angelo

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  • This recently restored complex not far from the sanctuary includes the remains of a monumental Romanesque apse of a church that no longer exists, the cd. Tomb of Rotari itself, which is not a grave, but a Tumba a mausoleum, perhaps a baptistery with a high canopy supported by high walls with two sets of polifores, and carved marble panels with stories from the old and New Testaments. Among the remains of a crucifixion fresco. Always in the same complex as the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with a beautiful portal carved in local stone, an Interior into three aisles with solemn and barren remains of frescoes and a transept with a baroque statue of the Virgin. all very nice!
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  • the 12th century is the oldest church in the country, cantica is the tomb of Rotari, Baptistry with a domed roof and portal decorated with scenes of the passion and resurrection.
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  • Also in Puglia you can find sightseeing valued and well managed. In Germany for something vaguely resembling would ask you at least twice.
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  • The tomb of Rothari at A short distance from Santa Maria Maggiore, and almost attached to the apse of the old church of St. Peter, is the most characteristic monument of Monte Sant'Angelo: the so-called "Tomb of Rothari", which in the opinion of most writers is also "Southern Italy's most mysterious monument», as because of its shape as to the use to which it was supposed to be originally intended but especially, perhaps, for the epigraph affixed inside and around which every visitor more or less plucked wonders for centuries. This inscription is engraved on three-line single-line: eventually reusable + INCOLA MONTANI MONTIS VOCITATUS ET HANC RODELCRIMI NATUS PARMENSIS OFFSPRING PAGANI PROUDLY TUMBAM by MYSELF HI DUO PULCHRAM our Pagan (parmesi sources) and our Rodelcrimo or Rodelgrimo, whose casati recur more than once in the Gargano also have had time and bass which were to relationships among them If the sister of a pagan named Augessa, according to a paper at Cave of Lucera of 1109, had married a Rodelgrimo, son of Sygenolfo, then dwelling in Lucera. Two men among the more in view no doubt, and wealth and positions held, of that very interesting company «montanara» which had been formed with the rapid grow of the new town around the shrine of the Archangel, méta uninterrupted popes, Kings, emperors, Princes, Cardinals, of high culture and of humble faithful, who come on pilgrimage. the ' Chapel ' or ' Forum ' of San Giovanni was limited around the year 1000, the sole ground-floor gallery nut. It would, in short, the frame with bas-reliefs in grounded, pulled above pointed arches. Hemispherical dome dome fall later that rested on this little square more on the frame, here is step in our two «gentlemen», Pagan and Rodelgrimo. And this cant, full of Windows and adorned with several species, giving people the ' grave ', in the sense that at that time was just the word ' tumba '; so the Nice baptistery becomes from now on on her lips "San Giovanni in grave». The people of Puglia was in its entirety a cultured people, and its culture of origin predominantly classic, received continuous flow of pilgrims always new food from its sanctuaries, the hustle and bustle of the Crusaders of the whole Christian world, its increasingly flourishing trade with the major towns of the Mediterranean. Rulers and Marauders from every part of Europe succeeded one another for centuries on Earth of Puglia known as "lucky" as Dante said, because exposed, because of its geographical location, to the various vicissitudes of Fortune; but never managed to dried or alter their creative streak. Work and raise the stone was for his people a way, perhaps the first way to sing also in pain.
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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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  • Place of great devotion and fascination ...
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  • Few suggestive, close to rione junno.
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