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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
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
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
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
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
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.