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The church of San Brizio is situated in the village of the town of Spoleto.
Just as the church of San Sabino and the church of St. John of Panaria, is linked to the fascinating legends of early Christianity and Spoleto, Umbria. San Brizio, from Syria, came to Spoleto to preach the Gospel, was imprisoned here and then died.
According to tradition, the saint was buried in the Roman sarcophagus in the crypt guarded.
As quickly spread the veneration of the tomb, between the ninth and tenth centuries, they built the first church of which today remains a pillar implementation within the crypt.
The present building dates from the first half of the twelfth century.
The original facade remains the elegant central mullioned window. The interior has three naves divided by columns and pillars, some are re-use of materials from Roman buildings. The chancel is divided from the nave by an imposing triumphal arch.
The crypt four aisles reflects the pattern of the crypts of St. Pontian and San Gregorio Maggiore in Spoleto.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17307 W: 130 N: 36011] (197978)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-07-07
  • Categories: Nature, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-04-12 3:40
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