San Pietro and San Paolo Church

Agliate, Italy

San Pietro e San Paolo is a Romanesque-style church built in the 9th to 10th century, although the present structure was heavily reconstructed in the 19th century. The façade is not decorated with three entrances, one for each nave. These are separated by columns from a prior temple. Under the presbytery is a crypt. Most of the frescoes of the church are lost, but the adjacent 9 sided baptistery will retains frescoes from the 14th century and earlier. The present bell-tower was added in the late 19th century.



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Via Cavour 28, Agliate, Italy
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Founded: 9th-10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Massimo De Melgazzi (2 months ago)
What can I say, magnificent church. To visit.
Patrizia Scinturino (2 years ago)
Davide Colavini (2 years ago)
In questa chiesa di famiglia vennero battezzati mio padre e mio figlio, si svolsero tutti i matrimoni della mia famiglia e, purtroppo, diversi funerali. Il luogo romanico è suggestivo ed io adoro recarmi lontano dalle funzioni religiose immerso nel silenzio e la pace della chiesa.
maurizio Zadra (2 years ago)
La valutazione dello scorso anno era un errore di digitazione. Mi sono sposato in quello splendido e suggestivo sito, anche il lunch è stato allestito lì, nel giardino accanto al Battistero, trentadue anni fa. Da allora è un luogo in cui torno spesso per ritrovare serenità: non potrei vivere senza la Basilica. Estremamente appagante é approfittare della speciale acustica della cripta e del battistero per pregare, suonando il mio repertorio di musica "sacra". Vivere la Basilica é una mia irrinunciabile fortuna.
Christa Tissera (3 years ago)
Historical place.Park is equiped with kids play items.Church closes at 6.00 p.m.
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