Cripta e Museo di Sant'Anastasio

Cripta E Museo Di Sant Anastasio

The complex of Sant’ Anastasioè one of the jewels of Asti. Visiting it means literally immerse themselves in more ugrave&History; the ancient cityà ;. In this evocative underground space you can still see the remains of the Romanesque church of Sant’ Anastasio, that starting from’ year Mille divent memorize options site of an important female monastery. Place unmissableè undoubtedly the crypt, but the real wonderè be able to interpret the traces of time that interweave in this site, and have their roots in the Lombard and even Roman times.

With a few exceptions, the capitals exposed in the long corridor belong to the più phase; monumental church, or that of the beginning of 1100 A.D. After its foundation around all’ year one thousand, the monastery of Sant’ Anastasio had in fact taken as a spiritual role but also economic and increasingly ugrave; important (through its vast land holdings): There memorize options He had led to the needà to renovate the structure, enlarging the surface and improving its decorations. Noteè the varietyà the subjects sculpted on the capitals: figurative scenes, angels, crosses, but also spirals and leaf designs. Including a d’ grapes.


The church which was built shortly after 1100 A.D. It had three aisles. Of great impact it had to be the system of vaults, which rested on quadrangular pillars in masonry or on supports formed by four half-columns. Most of the capitals on display in the museum hall had to decorate this very column system. The church was also equipped with a square bell tower, which still remain only the foundations.

Among the many archaeological remains of the site, the columns of the Romanesque church in 1100 A.D. some are still quite easily be recognized: try their bases by the curved profile. Look also the wall beneath the columns: the part built with river pebbles is part of the foundations. The walls of the church were instead built with a’ alternation of brick and sandstone, in the style used all’ era in’ Asti.


’ entire room of the museumè dedicated to’ exhibition of various stone artifacts, unearthed through excavations and research in different parts of the cityà ;. Of all stand out the coats of arms of noble families Asti and architectural decoration, in addition to the beautiful fountain fragment più heads.


Timetable and tickets


Corso Vittorio Alfieri, 365
14100 Asti


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