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Chiesa di Santa Sofia

Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 82100 Benevento, Italy
+39 0824 21206
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5 weeks ago
“Unexpected Treasure ”
7 Nov 2016
“Early Lombard Church”
Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 82100 Benevento, Italy
+39 0824 21206
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My tour stopped here. I had no idea what the local tour was about. The main focus of our tour was the chur h. It was a small but very interesting piece of architecture. Our guide did a great job explaining the history of not...More

Thank Marcy V
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A unique church that preserves aspects of its ancient Lombard birth. It is a shame that so little of the Lombard frescoes have survived, because the fragments that do exhibit excellent artistic quality. They are both moving, and incredibly rare. The carvings over the door...More

Thank calumthemighty
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This church is small and absolutely delightful. There is a strong feeling of community use and caring here. A church in the round and unlike any other sectors old church I have visited.

Thank traveller2576
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I always visit Santa Sofia when I go to Benevento ... it oozes pure early Christian spirit. Indeed it was founded by Arechis II of Benevento, a Lombard, around 760 and has managed to conserve a strange purity of spirit (I don't know how else...More

Thank frances_anderson
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I got married there, so you can imagine I could be bias. It's just a great experience since the first moment you step in. Try and visit it, then you'll tell me :-)

Thank Raffaele P
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Was not open when we walked by. The town appears to close down in the middle of the day but not for the normal European lunch break but for the bulk of the day.

Thank laura S
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

If you are in Benevento or in its proximity you must make a stop to see this unique church. Italy is full of churches and cathedrals and basilicas but this small, simple church holds a true and fascinating charm and it is different from most.

1  Thank StellaB70
Reviewed 16 June 2015

If you like to visit old churches and compare various designs then you should visit this one. It has an interesting design which reflects a deviation from other earlier churches. If you in town, it is worth a look.

Thank Sterg L
Reviewed 20 December 2014

There are no baroque paintings or elaborate artwork that one associates with Catholic churches. It is more like a Presbyterian church.

Thank Zeus I
Reviewed 2 October 2014

An ancient, small church; most important remaining parts of church are doorway and grounds. Easy to see this and all other sites in Benevento in one afternoon.

Thank Kai S
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