Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca
5
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
About
La Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca trae origine da un castello longobardo (VI sec.) posto inizialmente nella stessa posizione. Le prime testimonianze storiche risalgono all'anno 1039, quando Longino D'Azone donò gran parte dei suoi possedimenti all'Abbazia di Farfa (RI). Il '300 è il secolo fondamentale per il destino della chiesa: vennero infatti realizzati gli affreschi della chiesa inferiore ad opera del Maestro di Offida, pseudonimo dovuto proprio alla fattura e al numero di opere rinvenute all'interno della Chiesa. Tra il 1050 e il 1330 venne ampliata la chiesa nonché eretto il primo campanile; lo stile architettonico è romanico-gotico arricchito da affreschi medievali di scuola giottesca. Nel XVI secolo venne ultimato il piano superiore, costruito seguendo uno stile architettonico gotico ad un'unica navata accompagnato da affreschi che si spostano verso il rinascimento. Nell'ombrello absidale si osserva l'affresco "Sette Profeti, otto Sante Vergini, dieci Angeli musici".
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telhado1951
Montalegre (Portogallo)84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Couples
Offida, what a nice little corner of history! Good food and nice little shops. If you see no cars around, you may think you are in the past...
Written November 12, 2011
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Travel_addict13_10
Australia652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Couples
Original 11th century church enlarged in the 14th century, it stands on the bluff on the remains of a castle. The pale coloured brick is a stark statement as it stands without modern building sto take from the effect. Beautiful 13/14th century frescoes. 2.50 euro entry. The custodian was very friendly and informative.
Written March 4, 2012
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ghace62
American Fork, UT16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
wake up and drive to Offida spend few hours there visit this historic amazing church, enjoy history at its best, then drive down the mountain to Grottammare walk on the promenade have lunch and enjoy the gorgeous blue sea.... A day to remember
Written May 26, 2014
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Smalldeluxe
Brampton, Canada186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
I may be a bit biased as this is the town my family came from, but this church and its history are quite impressive. Considering the current state of the frescos the church has a beauty very different from the many that we visited in Italy. The structure really shines. The stories about the various political struggles the church lived through are interesting. The church's horse stairs are tricky to navigate. The view overlooking the country side are spectacular especially if you are there just before sunset.
Written October 14, 2013
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Sonja S
Milan, Italy15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Special church on a special place with special energy. Special thanks to touristic guide Claudia for the great story about this magnificent place.
Written November 5, 2019
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Aussies11
Montelparo, Italy4,555 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We revisited Offida to see this church as one of us had seen a documentary on television. This imposing church on the edge of the town survived the many mines placed during WW2, making many faithful believe it was a miracle. The vast interior is beautifully simple with its plain stone walls. The entrance is at the crypt then you go upstairs to the nave with more frescoes and a statue. It is only a 5 minute walk from the town hall and well worth seeing. The young man on the ticket desk was very informative and was kind enough to leave the church open for extra time.
Written July 23, 2017
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2xofus
Katoomba, Australia450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Our friends who had lived in this town fifteen years ago were amazing and delighted by the magnificent restoration of the beautiful old church.
Essential to visit the grotto down stairs and the animated village where puppets act out daily life includes, all pinning, fishing and cooking. Small children would be amazed.
Written June 2, 2017
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marie w
Ascoli Piceno, Italy57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
If you are in Offida this is a must see location and church. Beautiful and stunning views!! The has a beautiful simplicity and wonderful frescos, one of my favorite in the Marche. Not always open so check for hours and days of the week.
Written May 16, 2017
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Charlotte S
London, UK116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
The church is beautiful inside and out. There's a cost to enter but it's completely worth it as it's quirky inside. Look for the bones!
Written December 28, 2016
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Tracey P
Henley-on-Thames, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
well worth a visit if in Offida, A truly unique church with 2 very different floors and a very informative person to greet you and talk you through its intriguing history.
Written October 18, 2016
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