Loquis: Chiesa di San Martino

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Chiesa di San Martino


Published on:  2018-11-14 19:23:36

  Notes of art in Lombardy

Just outside the town of Palazzo Pignano stands the ancient Romanesque church of San Martino, built in the eleventh century on a pre-existing paleochristian basilica, whose remains lie under the floor of the current church, discovered with the excavations carried out during the restoration of 1963. In the simple three-chambered hut front with two buttresses, the only triple-arch portal with a faux protiro holed by the upper rose window opens at the center. Inside the rectangular hall is divided into three naves by masonry pillars that bear archaic sandstone capitals with zoomorphic motifs. The gaze runs at the back of the church to the simple circular apse partially rebuilt in the sixteenth century, softened by the harmonious umbrella vault, which preserves remains of frescoes of the fifteenth-sixteenth century.

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