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Abbey of St. Julian

The complex dates back to the twelfth century as a whole, but the first hermits attendance at the place date back to the beginnings of Christianity.
According to an ancient tradition, a matron named Gregoria would donate his possessions on the hill Monteluco at St. Isaac, monk from Syria arrived in Spoleto, to allow him to build a church and monastery that existed in the late sixth century because it is mentioned in two letters of Pope Pelagius I. He later became a Benedictine abbey, the first line of Cassino, then by Cluny and it had formed part of the hermits of Monteluco that, after the death of St. Isaac, were joined part of the Benedictine family.
The abbey was suppressed in the late fifteenth century by Pope Innocent VIII in 1502 and went to the Lateran Canons, who ruled for half a century. At the beginning of the nineteenth century resulted destroyed by time unknown. The church, which was also abandoned, passed into private hands and was even used as a barn. Only in the early years of the '900 the City will successfully claimed the property.
The facade of the Church is to be mutilated in the upper part, which was to be pitched. Fragments of the early Christian building, probably the lintel of the enclosure of the sanctuary, are re-used in the portal crowned by an elegant three-light window. In the relief of the portal you can see the reasons for roof tiles and clovers, symbolic animals (two young pigeons, an ox, a panther, a peacock), plant motifs, a cross, a centaur.
The interior of a basilica with three naves and three apses semicircular crypt is decorated by local artists of the fifteenth century. The central apse fresco of the Coronation of the Virgin and the saints and blessed, commissioned in 1442 by the abbot Argento Campello, is the work of the Master of Eggi.
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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17825 W: 130 N: 37502] (203986)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2006-05-06
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-04 1:24
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