Baptistery of San Giovanni ad Fontes

Lomello, Italy

The Baptistery of San Giovanni ad Fontes is a religious edifice in Lomello. An example of Romanesque-Lombard architecture, it is annexed to the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, another early Middle Ages structure.

The baptistery has a typical cross plan, but in the interior the central part forms an octagon, over which is a dome of the same shape. The interior is wholly plastered, and can be accessed from two portals. The baptistery has, on the east-west axis, an overall length of 16 m.

The main element is the baptismal font, dating to the 7th-8th centuries.

The baptistery has an elevation of 13 m and is entirely built of brickworks, parts of which date to the 5th-6th centuries. The dome is a later addition (c. 10th century), and was built using less precious materials.

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Founded: 6th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Giuse Portiglia (16 months ago)
Il Battistero di San Giovanni ad Fontes fa parte del complesso della Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Sono due splendori di storia longobarda e di architettura
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