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Cathedral of Sansepolcro
Dedicated to St. John the Evangelist , once the abbey church, located roughly on the site where in the tenth century was founded the first Benedictine monastery passed to the Camaldolese congregation during the twelfth century.
Built between 1012 and 1049 was initially dedicated to the Four Evangelists and the Holy Sepulchre , whose relics , according to tradition, were brought from the Holy Land by the two pilgrims Egidio and Arcano .
Even today, the church holds , except in the apse , the structure and form with the fourteenth-century basilica plan with three naves. The building has the shape of characters still Romanesque arches , capitals depressed by the strong plastic and general proportions .
Elements of the new Gothic style are more in the front , especially in the central portal surmounted by a spire and splayed triangular and even more in the circular window above , while the canopy is the work of restoration . The planned extension of the Gothic church with a polygonal apse , was never finished, terminated in the right aisle from sturdy bell tower built according to a model of inspiration umbra.
The interior has three naves by columns of which the median with beamed ceiling and two children at a time.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9052 W: 135 N: 16937] (111038)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 5:46
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