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All reviews a unesco world heritage site beautiful church architecture fragments frescoes town history
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This church has a fascinating history and taking a look inside gives an insight into a paleochristian setting. Interesting little spot.

Thank Natasha W
Reviewed 26 April 2018

So much to see, but make sure you have time to see it all. By the combined ticket. Stone work, painting and history. The Cloisters are truly fascinating.The church is really unusual.

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Marcy V
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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

Thank calumthemighty
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This church is small and absolutely delightful. There is a strong feeling of community use and caring here. A church in the round and unlike any other sectors old church I have visited.

Thank traveller2576
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

Thank frances_anderson
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I got married there, so you can imagine I could be bias. It's just a great experience since the first moment you step in. Try and visit it, then you'll tell me :-)

Thank Raffaele P
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Was not open when we walked by. The town appears to close down in the middle of the day but not for the normal European lunch break but for the bulk of the day.

Thank laura S
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