Chiesa di Santa Sofia

Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Benevento

Chiesa di Santa Sofia
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GlennAndrewToronto
Toronto, Canada199 contributions
Must see
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is in the main square so you should not miss it. It is a very old and interesting church with an unusual design.
Written 24 March 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
beautiful langobard church
Feb 2018 • Friends
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 maybe coming from the Temple of Isis; as well as still holding some 8th to 9th century frescoes here and there.
Written 17 January 2019
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Joseph G
Montreal, Canada4,191 contributions
Little gem
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 its vertices six columns and arches supporting the dome, the outer nucleus is a decagonal form and the whole is inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Constatinople and has influences of Byzantine architecture.
The cloister dates from the 12th century and gives access to the Samnium Museum.
The bell tower is separate from the church.
This si truly a church of rare beauty.
Written 11 November 2018
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Natasha W
Johannesburg31 contributions
Interesting church
Oct 2018 • Couples
This church has a fascinating history and taking a look inside gives an insight into a paleochristian setting. Interesting little spot.
Written 10 October 2018
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Barry T
Southport, UK29 contributions
Best site in Benevento
Apr 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 26 April 2018
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groupleader45212
Helena, MT1,223 contributions
Beautiful church with unique architecture
Apr 2018 • Friends
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
Written 13 April 2018
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
Longobard church
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 interior has been renovated a lot of times but in 1957 an attempt was made to return the interior to the original church. Unfortunately most of the frescoes have been lost with only a few fragments left. On the outside there is a very Longobardian lunette over the front door.

Longobard artistry is very distinct with broad faces and staring eyes and chubby Mickey ´Mouse type hands.
Written 5 April 2018
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Marcy V
154 contributions
Unexpected Treasure
Sep 2017 • Friends
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 only the church but also the town. If you get a chance you should definitely stop and visit Benevento and take a tour of Chiesa di Santa Sofia.
Written 18 September 2017
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calumthemighty
durham, NC USA391 contributions
Early Lombard Church
Jul 2016 • Family
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 are also wonderful. Make time to go if you are in Benevento.
Written 8 November 2016
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traveller2576
Burradoo, Australia96 contributions
The most beautiful church!
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 6 November 2016
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