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Charming little church and entrancing “ghost church”

We stopped to see the ghost church and discovered the later, but still very old stone church. The... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
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Do not miss this beautiful old Church and modern ghost Church

Dates back to 1100 with an even older Church underneath that goes back to 700's. A few years ago a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
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Strada Statale 89, 71043 Siponto, Manfredonia, Italy
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We stopped to see the ghost church and discovered the later, but still very old stone church. The way the ghost church was built is very effective with the metal structure showing how the original would have looked but also looking insubstantial as if in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Dates back to 1100 with an even older Church underneath that goes back to 700's. A few years ago a famous architect built a replica of the original structure out of chicken wire which is a site to see. It's even more enchanting at night...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto is a church built in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is in the Romanesque style and made out of warm golden stone. Inside is quite plain. I imagine it used to be covered in frescoes. The portico outside is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The church together with its info is really interesting. Beter than the churches in Manfredonia. The information provided at the site is really worth the visit

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited this site with a group of international students.Those interested in art,architecture and history found it fascinating,The middle age church and the ultra modern reconstruction of the early Christian Basilica of the modern stucture some how blend together.The effect of the lighting in the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank patmacksmile
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The church is wonderful: the simple and pure lines of Romanesque style face up with Tresoldi's installation (the early Christian basilic made with wire cloth). You can admire the Madonna Icon of the 5th century forgetting time&commitments&everything else. The church(es) stands up in the middle...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank momariotti1969
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

It's a small church compared to the other Romanesque churches in Puglia, but the interesting feature of this site is the unique structure built over the archeological site adjacent to the church. Unfortunately the crypt was closed that day. Beware of the church's opening hours.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank 837louisek
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

A very interesting reconstruction of a paleochristian basilica on the side of a romantic church. It's worth the time of you are around!

Date of experience: March 2016
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