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Chiesa di Santa Sofia

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Chiesa di Santa Sofia

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Our tour will accompany you to discover the largest Royal Palace in the world. The Royal Palace of Caserta, Luigi Vanvitelli's masterpiece, revolutionized world architecture. We will discover the Grand Staircase of Honor and the marvelous rooms of the Royal Palace, the wonderful Royal Park, the fountains and the Carolino Aqueduct. Then we will visit San Leucio, a small village in the province of Caserta, famous for the Belvedere and the monumental complex with the silk museum. The view from the Belvedere is truly spectacular and deserves a moment to pause to admire the panorama: the complex overlooks the Volturno Valley and the eye manages to get to see Vesuvius and the skyline of Naples. During the tour we will stop for lunch at a restaurant full of history, with great attention in preserving the taste and atmosphere of past eras.
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GlennAndrewToronto wrote a review Mar 2019
Toronto, Canada197 contributions44 helpful votes
It is in the main square so you should not miss it. It is a very old and interesting church with an unusual design.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Thomas Ozbun wrote a review Jan 2019
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions237 helpful votes
The church of Santa Sofia is inscribed in the Unesco World Heritage Site list as part of the Langobard heritage in Italy. The church is quite small but its nonetheless interesting as it is in the form of a hexagon and hold some beautiful columns maybe coming from the Temple of Isis; as well as still holding some 8th to 9th century frescoes here and there.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Joseph G wrote a review Nov 2018
Montreal, Canada4,156 contributions554 helpful votes
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This church of modest size and unique structure is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011 and dates back to the late 8th century; it was at the initiative of the Longobards that the first contsruction was undertaken. The central nucleus is hexagonal with at its vertices six columns and arches supporting the dome, the outer nucleus is a decagonal form and the whole is inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Constatinople and has influences of Byzantine architecture. The cloister dates from the 12th century and gives access to the Samnium Museum. The bell tower is separate from the church. This si truly a church of rare beauty.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Natasha W wrote a review Oct 2018
Johannesburg31 contributions4 helpful votes
This church has a fascinating history and taking a look inside gives an insight into a paleochristian setting. Interesting little spot.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Barry T wrote a review Apr 2018
Southport, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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