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Do not miss this beautiful old Church and modern ghost Church

Dates back to 1100 with an even older Church underneath that goes back to 700's. A few years ago a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Jane B
via mobile
Church and reconstruction are mesmerizing

Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto is a church built in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is in the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Mmarymomm
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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Dates back to 1100 with an even older Church underneath that goes back to 700's. A few years ago a famous architect built a replica of the original structure out of chicken wire which is a site to see. It's even more enchanting at night with it's lighting

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Santa Maria Maggiore di Siponto is a church built in the 11th and 12th centuries. It is in the Romanesque style and made out of warm golden stone. Inside is quite plain. I imagine it used to be covered in frescoes. The portico outside is lovely and there are some old carvings. Beside it is a much older church. Since the older church has been reduced to just the foundation, an artist has made a wire enclosure of what the church would have looked like. It even includes the suggestion of people. There is also a mosaic floor.

The admission to the site is free and the people running the place are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mmarymomm
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The church together with its info is really interesting. Beter than the churches in Manfredonia. The information provided at the site is really worth the visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cojotent
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited this site with a group of international students.Those interested in art,architecture and history found it fascinating,The middle age church and the ultra modern reconstruction of the early Christian Basilica of the modern stucture some how blend together.The effect of the lighting in the early evening is quite spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank patmacksmile
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The church is wonderful: the simple and pure lines of Romanesque style face up with Tresoldi's installation (the early Christian basilic made with wire cloth). You can admire the Madonna Icon of the 5th century forgetting time&commitments&everything else.
The church(es) stands up in the middle of the archological site: out of date but - surprisingly - contemporary.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank momariotti1969
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