The Church of Mary’s Annunciation is not only an architectural masterpiece; it has a variety of multilayered paintings as well. At the entrance façade there are several fragments from the Passion of Christ. The workshop from Friuli followed the painter Giotto's style in the late 14th century. A magnificent image of the Holy Sunday from the workshop of Janez of Ljubljana dating from 1460 is severely damaged. Around the suffering Christ, different acts prohibited on the Sabbath are arranged, including selling. Facing the village is a depiction of the giant St. Christopher, repainted several times, who is wading across the river with Christ on his shoulder. One of the layers was the work of the master Bolfgangus.
Older fragments of paintings from the beginning of the 14th century on the north inner wall are interesting for experts, as an image of the angel from the proclamation can be seen there. One of the most excellent Gothic frescoes in Slovenia is the work of Master Bolfgangus, dating from 1453. In the north aisle there are scenes from Christ's birth in the genre of St. Joseph, as well as several lovely saints and Volfgang with an inscription in Latin. The image of the crucifixion in cogged style, which originated from before Bolfgangus' masterpiece, is severely damaged. The loft has a decorative painting between the vaulted ribs. The main golden altar is one of the richest 17th century altars in our territory. It was made by the carver Julij Skarnos along with collaborators (1652). The side altars are in luxurious Baroque style, most of all the altar of St. Martin (1680). The wooden choir benches are from the second half of the 17th century. A special feature is a rustic chest that serves as the new altar. Gold-plated, Gothic statues redone in Baroque style stand at the individual side altars, the most famous of which are the statues of St. Agnes and St. Ursula (1510, 1515).
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Roman Walls of Lugo are an exceptional architectural, archaeological and constructive legacy of Roman engineering, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The Walls are built of internal and external stone facings of slate with some granite, with a core filling of a conglomerate of slate slabs and worked stone pieces from Roman buildings, interlocked with lime mortar.
Their total length of 2117 m in the shape of an oblong rectangle occupies an area of 1.68 ha. Their height varies between 8 and 10 m, with a width of 4.2 m, reaching 7 m in some specific points. The walls still contain 85 external towers, 10 gates (five of which are original and five that were opened in modern times), four staircases and two ramps providing access to the walkway along the top of the walls, one of which is internal and the other external. Each tower contained access stairs leading from the intervallum to the wall walk of town wall, of which a total of 21 have been discovered to date.
The defences of Lugo are the most complete and best preserved example of Roman military architecture in the Western Roman Empire.
Despite the renovation work carried out, the walls conserve their original layout and the construction features associated with their defensive purpose, with walls, battlements, towers, fortifications, both modern and original gates and stairways, and a moat.
Since they were built, the walls have defined the layout and growth of the city, which was declared a Historical-Artistic Ensemble in 1973, forming a part of it and becoming an emblematic structure that can be freely accessed to walk along. The local inhabitants and visitors alike have used them as an area for enjoyment and as a part of urban life for centuries.
The fortifications were added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List in late 2000 and are a popular tourist attraction.