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Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

Tuscania (VT)

Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

In the 11th century the city of Tuscania was an important diocese. The church of Santa Maria stands at the foot of the civita, along the Via Clodia, and was its first cathedral; the only one, by ancient privilege, to have an immersion baptismal font with basin.

The building's origins date back to the 8th century, but the church was almost entirely rebuilt in the late 11th and early 12th centuries and later remodeled to assume its present three-aisle form. Inside, some of the original frescoes that decorated the entire building are preserved. Of value is the depiction of the Last Judgment above the apse basin.



Info


Address:

Località Colle San Pietro, 01017 Tuscania (VT)

Hours:

10am to 1pm, 3pm to 5pm

Closed:

Monday

Tickets:

Free entrance.

Contacts:

Telephone: +39 328 2350218

Visits:

For groups, reservations are always required.
The number of people present in a group cannot exceed 15 including the guide.
The simultaneous presence of 25 people in the church is not allowed.