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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Emanu Spe (2 months ago)
Basilica e Battistero in stile romanico imponenti e affascinanti. Ben tenuti e valorizzati come tutta l'area circostante. Disponibile depliant esplicativo esauriente che permette di apprezzare i tanti dettagli d'interesse, come gli affreschi, il materiale antico di reimpiego (capitello con foglie d'acanto stilizzate e delfini, che richiamano il Lambro; parti del fusto di alcune colonne) gli elementi appartenenti a precedenti edifici già esistenti in questa area (antiche are, base di alcune colonne, visibili grazie a lastre trasparenti inserite nella pavimentazione).
Giovanni Camesasca (17 months ago)
Romanesque church built around the year 1000. It is one of the rare examples of Romanesque in Brianza, well preserved still shows fragments of frescoes. As usual at the time it was built with recycled material, some columns seem to come from a previous pagan temple
Massimo De Melgazzi (2 years ago)
What can I say, magnificent church. To visit.
Patrizia Scinturino (3 years ago)
Davide Colavini (3 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.
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