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The earthquake protector

The former Benedictine monastery is dedicated to the Saint Ponziano, the second century martyr and... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
Amazing Experience!

I was the only one there when I arrived at the church, and I didn't quite know if I was supposed to... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
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Via della Basilica San Salvatore 2 | c/o Casa religiosa di ospitalita' San Ponziano, 06049, Spoleto, Italy
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

The former Benedictine monastery is dedicated to the Saint Ponziano, the second century martyr and a patron saint of the city who is usually invoked for protection against earthquakes (due to his prediction that “Spoleto will shake but not collapse”). The 14th century building went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I was the only one there when I arrived at the church, and I didn't quite know if I was supposed to be there. A man in the courtyard greeted me and asked if I wanted to see the church - he guided me in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Chiesa di San Ponziano is located on the outskirts of Spoleto on the road leading up to the Basilica di San Salvatore, the church stands on what is believed to be the burial site of the martyr Ponziano dating back to the 8th century....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Church has significance to the city, because the relics of the patron of Spoleto, St Ponziano are here. In the time of Marcus Aurelius in 175 AD, Ponciano beheaded on the Sanguinaria bridge. The head rolled and stopped here and a source of pure...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We waked to Chiesa di San Ponziano but it was closed. We enjoyed the grounds and the view from there. The outside was historic and it was a shame we were not able to tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We were visiting Spoleto & its many interesting places and when we were leaving we decided to stop here and so pleased that we did. The place was very quiet and no other cars around. We entered the courtyard and there was a man there...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank milehidi
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Such a remarkable building but unfortunately we were only able to walk round the outside as it was very firmly closed. Will try to visit again in Summer.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The high rating is just for the crypt, as we felt that the Baroque "improvements" in the church destroyed a beautiful Romanesque structure. The crypt, however, is unspoiled, and the two enigmatically shaped pillars are, by themselves, worth the trip beyond the walls.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank bunnyjlb
Reviewed 15 December 2014

San Ponziano was the last place my wife and I visited on our trip to Spoleto a couple of years ago. We were pretty worn out following a hard day's cultural slog but it turned out to be a highlight. I'm astonished that this is...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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