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Chiesa di San Flaviano, Montefiascone

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  • The Church of San Flaviano martyr is a church of medieval origins, located on the edge of Montefiascone on the ancient via francigena, and is dedicated to St. Flaviano, came here during his imprisonment prior to final execution. It consists of two buildings: two real churches. You access the bottom through a lateral ramp, which leads to a courtyard terrace, and then through a Gothic portal. The lower church, with three naves, the columns are surmounted by capitals decorated with acanthus leaves and are all different. The apse is frescoed by an imposing image of Christ pantocrator, underneath the Center and a reredos, a fresco showing the Saint as a Horseman with the banner. The upper Church, accessible from the bottom via a staircase at the end of the nave, is also made up of three naves and columns; the Center opens on the bottom rectangle shaped space. Johannes Defuk's body was buried in the Church, German Bishop who, on the return journey from Rome, had stopped at Montefiascone, attracted by the quality of the local wine, which is now known as Est! EST!! EST!!! di Montefiascone, and there remained until his death. The faithful servant Martin took care of the burial by making Tomb tombstone, affect the Latin inscription: "Est Est Est est hic pr nim Jo De Fuk do meus mortuus est" which stands for "Est Est Est propter nimium est hic Johannes De Fuk dominus meus mortuus est" (from too much East! here lies dead my Sir Johannes Defuk), inscription can be read today.
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  • Here occurred the legend of the servant who advised local wine to one's superior stating "Est, est, est" (it's good!)
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  • I had the pleasure of visiting this church the second time I came to Montefiascone, unfortunately before me I was made up. Hits everything inside, first of all the marvellous frescoes on the sides immediately after the entry and then we are astonished, to say the least, bizarre architecture, in fact the Church appears to be very low. But soon you wonder why: c is another Church placed above it, reached by stairs. I have to say an unexpected surprise. The latter Church appears bare, but what is striking is the complex of the Interior of the entire structure.
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  • We go every year for putting August 15 after the procession of Defuk
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  • The Interior is beautiful
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