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Tempietto sul Clitunno

Tempietto Sul Clitunno

Considered one of the più interesting early medieval monuments of’ Umbria,è between the seven jewels of’ art and of’ Lombard architecture in Italy that have been recently included in the prestigious list of the Assets world of’ Unesco. Among the più elements; Attractive visit thereè the striking position, già described by Pliny the Younger as a place covered with“ ancient, shady cypress trees at whose feet flows a source that forms a pond&rdquo ;. L’ building, which reuses architectural elements età Roman perhaps relevant to the structures of an earlier sanctuary dedicated to the god  Clitumnus   (deityà identified with Jupiter), has the form of a classical temple: rests on a high podium with front consists of four Corinthian columns (vestibule tetrastyle) that supports the entablature which runs the’ inscription dedicating the church to“ God of angels&rdquo ;. L’ internal, accessed by two side staircases, has l’ apse with complex decoration where they join relief sculpture (polychrome origin) and Christian theme frescoes (Blessing Christ, St. Peter, St. Paul, Angels with Jeweled Cross) , dated&Outdoors; VIII sec. A.D. The small shrine-tabernacle in the center of’ apse reuses sculptural elements of the first century. A.D. Considered a long time a Roman chapel, l’è building; It has been the subject of numerous interpretations of its construction phases. A first proposal for dating sees erected in IV– V sec. A.D. as a church dedicated to St. Savior. Recent studies, however, have allowed to circumscribe the chronology of’ all building’ età Lombard, with a’ oscillation between the beginning of the VII and VIII century full.

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Via del Tempio, 1
06024 Campello sul Clitunno

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Discover all the locations: Direzione regionale Musei Umbria


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