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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore - Tuscania (VT)

It is located in an isolated position at the base of the hill where the bishop's palace once stood. In this area stood the nucleus of the city of Tuscania before its progressive movement on the hill to the north. Appointed for the first time in 852 in a bull of Pope Leo IV to the bishop of Tuscania, Urbano. There has been news of a bishop in Tuscania as early as 595, when such a Virbono appears in the list of participants in a council; the basilica acted as the religious center of Tuscania, maintaining the baptismal font even when San Pietro became a cathedral. The current church is probably the result of two construction phases. At the end of the 11th century, a single-nave church was built on the pre-existing paleochristian building with an excess triapsed transept and an isolated bell tower. In the second half of the twelfth century the side aisles were added and the whole western body was lengthened. On October 6, 1206 the second consecration took place.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17416 W: 130 N: 36362] (199336)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-12
  • Exposure:f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-31 1:17
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