Chiesa di San Salvatore

Chiesa di San Salvatore, Terni: Address, Chiesa di San Salvatore Reviews: 4.5/5

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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
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The church near the town hall of the city is mentioned for the first time in the mid-11th century. It has a very interesting floor plan with the longitudinal body and the round dome with eight large arched windows and a circular oculus at its top. The design was obviously inspired by the Roman Pantheon, but in a much smaller interpretation. However, the unique design of this church is well-worth the visit.
Written October 22, 2018
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iperspazio
Province of Terni, Italy272 contributions
The faithful come from the only door in the high cylinder constructed with spongy stones and sit along the circular wall, waiting for the priest. At the center of the circle there is a sacrificial altar, an altar at whose corners are carved four ox heads.
Another tradition - witnessed by a plaque present in the church garden - wants San Salvatore headquarters of the historic meeting between Pope Zaccaria and the king of the Lombards Liutprand,

Through a trap door on the floor of the church and a passage in the basement (used today as parish halls) can also go directly to a part of the Roman villa remains, thus making a brief but fascinating journey into history and legend, two thousand years long .
In this Church turned a year of the Lord 742, in a lavish procession of warriors, of prelates and Deacons, the King Liutprando, already defeated the dukes of Benevento and Spoleto and changed to Ministry, the Trasmondo King sword, to the Pope saint Zaccaria swore a peace of forty years, restoring the dilapidated town of Orte, Ameria Polimarzo and Bleda, the King barbarian solemn pact waves, pervaded by the charm of ROME dominatrix and subjugated by the vanquished pushed and peaceful, gift of land and castles of Italy usurped, here he wanted consecrated the memory of this Church of the Savior returned to the forms of its primary beauty reopened the Cult of religion and the cult of art.
Written March 4, 2017
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Laura M
Terni, Italy25 contributions
Friends
It is a lovely little church which is elevated above the street and a bit off the square.
The structure is simple and spare but it is beautiful inside and out.
It is open and empty usually and it is a good place to sit down to rest and look around for a bit.
Written June 4, 2015
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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,904 contributions
Couples
What a little gem this unassuming church is. Chiesa di San Salvatore is built over a 1st century AD Roman domus with thermal area, which came to light in the excavations of 1909. It was initially believed the excavations had uncovered a temple to the sun. The church is built following the Roman design, hence circular presbytery which opens on to a rectangular apse, another unusual feature is an oculus. There is mention of the church in the 740’s, however that is a bit fuzzy, the earliest documentation is 1047. The structure has elements of 11th and 13th century, with chapels being added through the centuries.

There are numerous beautiful frescoes dating from 13th century to 16th century. Some have deteriorated, while others are in quite good condition, due to restoration. The Cappella Manassei was added in the 14th century and contains many 14th century frescoes, sadly it sustained heavy damage during WWII.

Information is from Key to Umbria website.

We were the only people visiting, so it was lovely and quiet to appreciate this unexpected treat.
Written September 5, 2018
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Sharon_zz
Spain5,326 contributions
Couples
This Church has a unique structure. It is a round building with some extinct parts that were added over the centuries. It is located on a small street, not far from the city hall. We didn't get to visit the church from inside, as it was closed.
Written December 13, 2015
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