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This lovely church has a blend of Roman and Zmedieval architecture. You can see the recycled Roman columns used to dsupport the ceiling and even fond of the original painted stucco art. It is airy and quiet and a nice place to stop and reflect
Santa Sofia is a UNESCO world heritage site, a part “Longobards in Italy, Places of Power 568-774 AD”. In our last trip to northern Italy we saw several of this group.
Santa Sofia was built in 760 in an unusual hexagonal star shaped interior. The...More
My tour stopped here. I had no idea what the local tour was about. The main focus of our tour was the chur h. It was a small but very interesting piece of architecture. Our guide did a great job explaining the history of not...More
A unique church that preserves aspects of its ancient Lombard birth. It is a shame that so little of the Lombard frescoes have survived, because the fragments that do exhibit excellent artistic quality. They are both moving, and incredibly rare. The carvings over the door...More
I always visit Santa Sofia when I go to Benevento ... it oozes pure early Christian spirit. Indeed it was founded by Arechis II of Benevento, a Lombard, around 760 and has managed to conserve a strange purity of spirit (I don't know how else...More