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Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 82100, Benevento, Italy
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All reviews a unesco world heritage site beautiful church architecture fragments frescoes cloisters town museum
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The church of Santa Sofia is inscribed in the Unesco World Heritage Site list as part of the Langobard heritage in Italy. The church is quite small but its nonetheless interesting as it is in the form of a hexagon and hold some beautiful columns...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This church of modest size and unique structure is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011 and dates back to the late 8th century; it was at the initiative of the Longobards that the first contsruction was undertaken. The central nucleus is hexagonal with at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This church has a fascinating history and taking a look inside gives an insight into a paleochristian setting. Interesting little spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank natashaw151
Reviewed 26 April 2018

So much to see, but make sure you have time to see it all. By the combined ticket. Stone work, painting and history. The Cloisters are truly fascinating.The church is really unusual.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Barry T
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This lovely church has a blend of Roman and Zmedieval architecture. You can see the recycled Roman columns used to dsupport the ceiling and even fond of the original painted stucco art. It is airy and quiet and a nice place to stop and reflect

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Santa Sofia is a UNESCO world heritage site, a part “Longobards in Italy, Places of Power 568-774 AD”. In our last trip to northern Italy we saw several of this group. Santa Sofia was built in 760 in an unusual hexagonal star shaped interior. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My tour stopped here. I had no idea what the local tour was about. The main focus of our tour was the chur h. It was a small but very interesting piece of architecture. Our guide did a great job explaining the history of not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marcy V
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A unique church that preserves aspects of its ancient Lombard birth. It is a shame that so little of the Lombard frescoes have survived, because the fragments that do exhibit excellent artistic quality. They are both moving, and incredibly rare. The carvings over the door...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank calumthemighty
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This church is small and absolutely delightful. There is a strong feeling of community use and caring here. A church in the round and unlike any other sectors old church I have visited.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank traveller2576
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I always visit Santa Sofia when I go to Benevento ... it oozes pure early Christian spirit. Indeed it was founded by Arechis II of Benevento, a Lombard, around 760 and has managed to conserve a strange purity of spirit (I don't know how else...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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