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Basilica di San Salvatore

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Piazza Mario Salmi 1 Via della Basilica di San Salvatore, 06049, Spoleto Italy
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Small Group Tour: Cascia And Spoleto, A Journey Through Time In Umbria
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Small Group Tour: Cascia And Spoleto, A Journey Through Time In Umbria

Live the unique experience traveling the Region of Umbria, to visit one of its most beautiful and visited places of worship and join in the spirituality of this mystical place. Umbria is the hometown of worldwide known saints; St. Francis the patron saint of Italy and founder of the Franciscan order, St. Clare founder of the order of St. Clare and equally famous St. Rita of Cascia. born in Roccaporena in 1381, she is one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church. Her related symbols are roses and figs.<br><br>The Basilica was built in 1937 and consecrated in 1947. The Monastery where she lived for forty years was rebuilt in the 18th Century and houses the nuns of the Augustinian community. Free time for lunch (not included) in a typical restaurant; you may also take this time off for personal prayer.The trip continues to Spoleto, a gorgeous Middle Ages uphill town; Etruscan and Roman Age buildings such as a theatre and an amphitheatre are located in the upper village.
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0101TravelBug0101 wrote a review Jun 2018
Boonsboro, Maryland102 contributions29 helpful votes
Perhaps it's unfair to rate a place that is closed, but I thought it was important for TripAdvisor's rankings to better reflect that this is not currently a "top pick" for what to see in Spoleto since you can't enter. The cemetery outside the church is indeed lovely, as others have noted.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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kpiddy wrote a review Jun 2018
Brisbane, Australia11,557 contributions1,116 helpful votes
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We have been fortunate in the past to be able to fully wander around inside Basilica di San Salvatore but this April when we visited only a peek inside was allowed. Due to earthquakes in the region in recent years there is some structural damage, for the public's safety the entrance was guarded, we could only step inside a metre or so to view the interior. Basilica di San Salvatore is said to date back to the late 4th century and built in the style of a pagan temple. It is located just outside Spoleto city walls and stands high on the hill overlooking a well visited local cemetery, worth visiting.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Vadim wrote a review Jan 2018
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,475 helpful votes
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Usually, if any UNESCO site exists in the city, tourists will know about it immediately at the station. The signs will show us how to get to this attraction. Everything is different in Spoleto. We'd realize about it, if we don't read about it before. Why? The Church of San Salvatore is closed and the city authorities probably decided not to bring the tourists to frustration. It is really very modest. The reason of closure is recent earthquake as I understood from the sheet on the wall.The Church was built before the ninth century. The place was not chosen accidentally. Concordius, a Martyr of the era of Marcus Aurelius, according to legend was buried here. The Christians built a Church, presumably in the III-IV centuries. What we see is the result of the reconstruction of the Church by the Longobards- cruel barbarians, who conquered Italy for a while, and then they fend off subsequent invaders. The art of the Longobards is austere, almost primitive. The only thing that decorates it is the Roman fragments. What we don't see inside? There`re not frescoes inside. Only the Roman columns, which the Lombards used as architectural elements. I think we can survive without it. The facade is the original. VIII century. Fans can visit the town cemetery nearby. It is designed in 1837 by Ireneo Aleandri. It's certainly not Stalieno, but Spoleto's not Genoa.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Lolly’s Look wrote a review Oct 2017
New York City, New York12,257 contributions13,880 helpful votes
We took the walk up to Basilica di San Salvatore and walked the grounds. It is a beautiful structure. It is the oldest church in Spoleto. The doors and windows are very ornate and historic.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Alexsandra M wrote a review Aug 2016
Turin, Italy52 contributions11 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: August 2016
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