Chiesa di San Salvatore Reviews
The church near the town hall of the city is mentioned for the first time in the mid-11th century. It has a very interesting floor plan with the longitudinal body and the round dome with eight large..... more »
What a little gem this unassuming church is. Chiesa di San Salvatore is built over a 1st century AD Roman domus with thermal area, which came to light in the excavations of 1909. It was initially... more »
The church of San Salvatore is the oldest monument in the city, a cult building composed of a circular body with a cylindrical dome, closed by arches, most likely dating back to the early Christian era. The structure consists of a rectangular aisle with double span, enlarged by a side chapel and a circular presbytery closed by a small rectangular absist. What characterizes the building is its structural simplicity, smooth walls inside and outside, made with good stone working technique, well squared and aligned. The two-span edair, divided by a cross arch, is covered with cruising vaults. Enigmatic are the round presbytery and the rectangular apse: in fact, it is not known exactly the dating nor the particular function, whether mausoleum, oratory or baptistry. Inside there are frescoes from the first half of the 12th century of Siena influence and in the apse an Umbrian school crucifixion of the early sixteenth century.
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