Santa Maria Maggiore, Tuscania

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  • Unique charm and atmosphere. get enlightenment to the keeper that will tell you everything ... multiple early Christian place a real church with facilities and a reconstruction of the original Longobard last judgement and the hereafter
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  • The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is a masterpiece of Romanesque, with unique frescoes and an interesting baptismal font. A church to visit real slow to appreciate the beauty of every corner ...
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  • Beautiful marble portal with overhanging canopy, with overhanging loggia with marble columns topped by magnificent marble rose window. Interior with nice marble font.
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  • Step way back into history!
  • For the Hill of San Pietro in Tuscania we find the Church of s. Maria Maggiore, whose existence is known from 595. The Church was rebuilt with a T in the 11th century and was modified in the 12th century in Romanesque style and made a Basilica with three naves. In the early 13th century it was stretched and the current façade was realised with the construction of the Bell Tower in front of the façade. The Interior has a basilica: the three Romanesque naves are separated by arcades of six bays: the apse is the Bishop's Chair. The large paintings that adorned the Church, for more private in the last two centuries of the side altars and all the furnishings, there is not much, but it still has the large fresco of the last judgement on the back wall.
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  • Another sudden jewel that is couple to another Church of San Pietro in Tuscania, from historical information on Etruscan arce that you have these two churches were built in different form, perhaps, but since the 5th century, the walls inside the nave though Here are not obvious. Is placed by the side of the road and at the beginning of the ascent of arce for San Pietro and limpid with a mighty torra perforated by mullioned Windows blind Bell. The façade is of nenfro and white marble in which the rose window with the usual animals representing the four evangelists, has three splayed portals and a valuable Lunette enriched almost twisted columns with statues, the portal is divided by a series of rosette twisted columns flanked by sculptures of Saints, we are at the beginning of a stunning Romanesque with local interpretation, perhaps led by Roman craftsmen, the Interior has three naves, the Church was damaged by the earthquake, interesting in the presbytery and in the Byzantine-inspired frescoes, but very Ambo damaged.
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  • Together with the Church of St. Peter's in other wonder of tuscania. Maybe you would need to be taken care of anymore.
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  • Wonderful. Well worth a visit. Staffed by volunteers, free offer.
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Tuscania lodgings are largely located within the small town's medieval city walls, close to the main historical attractions, restaurants, and cafes. With dining terraces offering views of the rolling landscape, luxury hotels here tend to be pretty small (book ahead), but, housed in historic buildings and fitting seamlessly in with the look of the town, they have loads of character. Some budget-friendly bed and breakfasts can be found dotted along side streets. Many visitors will arrive as part of a day trip from Rome, located to the south.
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