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Parish church of San Lorenzo - Collerisana - Spoleto (PG)
It is one of the oldest churches in the Spoleto diocese. It stands on the Collerisana side overlooking the plain of Santo Chiodo, along the ancient and important route that connected Spoleto to Carsulae, thus joining the two byways of the Via Flaminia. It was erected on a Roman chamber tomb, probably the original construction is early medieval, but it was rebuilt in the Romanesque period, perhaps around the twelfth century. In the fourteenth-century codex Pelosius is described as Plebs. S. Laurentii de Grutturis est. libr. 52 flor. 13. East united S. M. Maiori de Spoleto ".. In 1717 the interior was completely renovated on the initiative of the parish priest, Bernardo Brabanti. In 1976 it was sold to private individuals.
The church is now in Romanesque style. The gabled fa蓷de is characterized by a portal made up of massive blocks with a lowered arch: it is probably that of the original early medieval building. Above is a mullioned window which has lost the median column. Still above, in line with the fa蓷de and placed centrally, is the reconstructed bell gable with double arches, still equipped with two bells. On the left side there is a large portal carefully covered with tanned stones, which appears to date back to the 13th century. On the right is the sacristy.
The interior, with a single nave, today appears in the aspect conferred by the eighteenth-century renovation, desolately bare and used as a warehouse.
There were three altars, today without the altarpieces that adorned them, on the back wall there is a poorly preserved seventeenth-century fresco, depicting the Madonna, a Bishop Saint and San Carlo Borromeo.
Below the sacristy of the church is the sepulcher of the gens Codonia (chamber tomb with a barrel vault and travertine door), on whose architrave an inscription dedicated to L. Codonius Severus is engraved (CIL XI, 4861). Today it is used as a storage room.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17799 W: 130 N: 37448] (203776)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-17
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-06 1:34
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