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on the kind landslide deposit the overlying Monte Conero and constructed or almost asé entirely of small limestone blocks of the place, the small abbey church of Santa Maria di Portonovo is a unique example among the più original  of’ Romanesque art marchigiana.Se uncertainè the dating of the original structure, which ascribed a parchment now dispersed between 1034 and 1050, are well documented subsequent events of’ important Benedictine complex: the papal and imperial privileges granted between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; l’ abandonment, by religious, due to a landslide  in 1320; the raids of the Turks in the sixteenth century; the damage caused in 1808 by Napoleon's troops; the first consisting intervention  structural consolidation by Sacconi in 1894.Dal iconographic point of view, S. Maria di Portonovoè a basilica church, on an eastern origin model, the presence of the two side chapels takes the form of a Greek cross. The plant is divided into three naves which are flanked by two side aisles, più Court concluded by semicircular apses così as the nave. Coverè barrel in the main aisle - interrupted in the middle by a ellettica dome supported by four cruciform - and cruise pillars in the aisles. Pilasters and hanging arches emphasize the external walls, while the’ interior is devoid of decorations.

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60129 Ancona

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