Chiesa di San Domenico

Chiesa di San Domenico, Rieti

Chiesa di San Domenico
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1-2 hours
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38 reviews
Very good

Akron, OH3,189 contributions
A college degree with valuable knowledge about Italian romanesque church art history awaits you.
Jul 2016 • Solo
It is more than just a tourist attraction for sure especially if you are knowledgeable about art history and architectural design of churches in this part of Italy. I said then that it was required viewing and visiting. I will say the same thing today. During an extended visit in central Italy during the summer many years ago long before the conventional range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review I was walking through the town for making explorations of the streets and buildings and came across this church that had been mentioned in the material that I had been reading. This is the geographical center of Italy. It contains much information about Saint Francis of Assisi. See the Convento di Fonte Columbo and Palazzo Vescovile and the Duomo as examples of old structural components that make them romanesque in architectural style I believe. Like so many other buildings from this city the Convento La Foresta deserves your attention especially if you claim to be knowledgeable about art history in Italy. My personal library at home had several books that illustrate and discuss these buildings for romanesque art history. When I returned home I did read it several times and found pictures of many old churches from this part of central Italy much to my pleasure. The Chiesa di San Domenico is more than a convenient attraction for bringing tourists to Rieti. It is part of the cultural heritage of Italy for sure so be respectful and do not walk or wander aimlessly through the streets or through the buildings munching on two ham sandwiches or drinking a milk shake. I liked being there and I encourage you to go inside and see the interior structures. If you want to know what you missed in senior high school learning you will find your answer here in abundance. I was staying in a house near Orvieto for my extended vacation in this part of Italy many years ago when I brought with me a master's degree urban studies with much knowledge about Italian art history and the language. My undergraduate degree was in European history and French. That knowledge was essential to acclimate me to this place. Do not come here with an empty head. Italy was then and is now for more than just getting a sun tan. Notice the interior art work and structural components. See the church from the outside. There are many public gardens in the town to be seen. Not really for children but it is more suitable for adults who bring with them the college level education mentioned above. I can only laugh at the idea of bringing immature adolescents here.
If you want an education about Italian romanesque church design and art history here it is in abundance. Knowledge about the local artists and area history is essential. Two hours in the town can be intellectually challenging. So be prepared. Italian art history can easily overwhelm you and suddenly cover you with a blanket that will not go away.
Written June 2, 2017
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Lady Abimbola
Bolzano, Italy154 contributions
Nice turist attraction
May 2016 • Friends
One of the many Italian churches, nice turist attraction architecturally attractive.
Mostly opened in the day time. Closed after evening mass.
Written May 6, 2016
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