Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto, Siponto

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4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto is located in Siponto. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto and many more Manfredonia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Manfredonia trip itinerary planner.
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  • I was there with my dad. I hadn't been to visit and I must say it was worth it. The renovation has restored it to its former glory this beautiful Basilica and the archaeological site. Especially the "iron Cathedral" of modern art, as it should have been the ancient basilica in the past. To visit!
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  • I had read and I was curious to visit; It was worth it! Watch for times of access, visits are limited on time, although the staff was very friendly (I arrived at closing time and was granted anyway to do a quick round; but the site deserves more time). To me lightweight metal structure reconstruction were: 1. the lightness, transparency that makes you see and at the same time placing in the landscape surrounding the opera (Gargano looms, with Monte Sant'Angelo in the background); 2. refinement of the realization, with nothing out of place; 3. the project idea, despite the controversy that you have posted on fidelity to the original (which would be to the original, but I mean, I'm out of place). GO THERE
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  • Stupendous Basilica, fantastic. We were really impressed by the beauty of this beautiful building, dedicated to our Lady of Siponto.
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  • The Church was rebuilt in the 11th century by Leo, Archbishop of Siponto and Monte Sant'Angelo. In 1198, started new renovation, a monk named blessed under the Regency of Costanza d'altavilla, mother of Frederick II began the construction of the Church. Above the entrance door you can admire a bas-relief Madonna and child and two angels, under the angels there are the patrons of the Church, that is, Constance of Sicily and his son, Frederick II. The Interior of the Church is a Basilica is divided into three naves. The nave is covered by a one. The capitals of the pillars are decorated with ornaments and grotesque figures. The walls are decorated with Byzantine paintings with depictions of angels and saints. Inside one of the earliest frescoes of St. Francis, a beautiful San Michele on the horse and Saint George and the Dragon, all (as I said before) of Byzantine array. The entrance to the Church is free and you can sometimes find it open in the evening. I highly recommend you visit it at night (even days is spectacular) to breathe the air of almost a thousand years ago, for those like me who adore the Romanesque (what pugliese the detail) is a place worth visiting, just steps from one of the most mystical and rich in history in Italy!
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