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Basilica di San Salvatore

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Address: Piazza Mario Salmi 1, 06049, Spoleto, Italy
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This is history brought to life. According to nowadays standards it is sort of bare but when time and conditions are taken into account it makes a Lot of sense. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
Alexsandra M
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Turin, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is history brought to life. According to nowadays standards it is sort of bare but when time and conditions are taken into account it makes a Lot of sense. Well worth a visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Spoleto is an enchanting walled city full of attractions within the walls -- but do NOT miss the highly important (and UNESCO designated World Heritage site) outside the walls. Thankfully, almost nothing was done to "improve" the church over the centuries and it is possible to appreciate the austere simplicity of its architecture. Don't miss the nearby St. Ponziano (which... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Basilica di San Salvatore, located just outside Spoleto city walls, is an interesting early Christian building which overlooks a large cemetery. The building dates from the late IV century, the architectural design is said to be built in the style of a pagan temple. From the information board inside the Basilica it says that the Basilica was mentioned in documents... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The Basilica di San Salvatore, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a humbling and awe-inspiring work of art, a quiet and reverential structure that holds within it a sense of what the earliest Christian sanctuaries were like. There are here Roman temple architectural influences and frescoes of the saints alike, and one can feel in the juxtaposition of art and... More 

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A bit difficult to access outside Spoleto and hidden behind the cemetary lies this nice church with an interesting combination of architectural styles. The view of Spoleto and the fortress is very nice from the adjacent olive plantageon.

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

The Basilica of San Salvatore is just a 6-minute walk from the bottom of the set of escalators that lead down from Spoleto's Duomo and Ponzianina areas. Considered to be one of Italy's oldest churches, it was built using Roman salvaged remains. This is apparent when you view the inside because there is not the usual continuity with its architecture... More 

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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Best to visit with a guide describing what the see. The interior is not exceptionnal but host some major piece of italian history. Exterior walls are gorgeous

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is one of the best examples of early archeology of any church or basilica and is wonderful. Be careful of opening hours though as we had to return

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Duomo is interesting and impressive, and the Rocca is big and imposing, but the real gem of Spoleto is this unassuming Basilica outside the city walls. It's not that far, all things considered, but in Spoleto you get used to everything being just a 10 minute walk away, so it feels somewhat removed. But it's definitely worth the trip.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We found that it is open from 10-12 and then 3-6. The inside is so very impressive. The columns, frescoes and just the general feel is fantastic.

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