The church of St. John the Baptist or Palatine Basilica stands on the archaeological Flaminii Forum, Roman municipality founded in 220 BC by the consul Flaminius and , according to tradition, destroyed by Liutprand in the eighth century . ( 1231 ), now under the name of San Giovanni Profiamma, village of Foligno. San Felicitino , the holy martyr of Foligno, was its first bishop. The church was built around 1231 by Master Philip, mostly with materials taken based on previous constructions .. Already basilica cathedral, built in the Romanesque style , on the ruins of an early Christian church of the sixth century . The façade, preceded by a small wooded area , is characterized by a rose window and a portal with a double ring to finely carved recesses . Tax arch capitals carved with the image of the Pope by Master Philip in 1231. The interior has a single nave , has the raised presbytery with a ciborium reconstruction . It contains fragments of Roman walls and a sarcophagus of the sixth century . The crypt has three naves with columns from Roman buildings containing a lintel decorated with symbols of the eighth century palocristiani . The basilica was the seat of the diocese. Forum Flaminii survives today as the seat holder since 1990 and is the holder Angelo Mascheroni, a former auxiliary bishop of Milan. Near the church of the late nineteenth hydraulic arrangements made to provide water power for mills grain oil still exist today.
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Romano46 (18466) 2014-01-26 4:13
continua la tua opera di divulgazione delle bellezze dell'Umbria.
Peccato che una ripresa perfetta come questa nella quale riesci a leggere ogni più minuto dettaglio venga ad essere penalizzata dall'impossibilità di vedere interamente il formato verticale salvo doverlo scorrere-
Ciao e buona domenica
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-26 4:16
small but pretty chapel. I like the natural colors and good focus in here. Good POv to show the whole building in wholeness.
Thanks for sharing
jurek1951 (42156) 2014-01-26 4:37
a spectacular photo with splendid POV, excellent, the architectural details are very attractive. Great view,
snunney (84770) 2014-01-26 5:03
A fine symmetrical composition featuring this ancient basilica apparently sandwiched between two houses. I like the agreeable harmonious palette and the excelelnt rendering of the textural detail in the stonework.
Sergiom (61036) 2014-01-26 5:08
Une très belle rosace sur la façade d'église des plus simple. Presque humble pressée entre ses deux voisines.Le point de vue très frontal donne un résultat surprenant.
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-26 6:04
Nice work, good length and angle perfect perspective.
Very well. I'm new to the site and no way around it really. Forgive me if something was wrong. greeting
ourania (31999) 2014-01-26 6:39
bella l' idea di creare una composizione semplice e simmetrica per presentare questa intrigante facciata ed il suo posto tra due edifizi simili. La profondita' e' buona e la nitidezza specialmente apprezzata sui dettagli e le tessiture dell' antica facciata. Luce e colori sono molto tenui ed evocano un' atmosfera di malinconia ed abbandono. La brillantezza del cielo blu' e' molto piacevole. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-01-26 11:05
Nice presentation of this simple but beautiful church. Good colors and sharpness.
Una buona serata!
carlo62 (33747) 2014-01-26 11:48
gran bella simmetria, l'hai cercata e l'hai ottenuta nel migliore dei modi.
Molto particolari le nuvole nel cielo.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-26 20:27
Belle prise de vue de cette vieille église serrée entre les deux maisons voisines. L'architecture est simple, mais originale avec sa rosace et le contour de sa porte. Bien fait.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-27 2:30
Good choice of vertical format to present the view of this beautiful church. Like the way it is squeezed between these 2 houses. The floral design on the facade and the door with the arch are attractive architectural elements. Nice photo with good light and clarity. Thanks for sharing.
dta (67134) 2014-01-27 9:44
Ciao Silvio ,
A simple , but nevertheless intersting , little church , curiously situated between two houses . Good choice of the symetry .
dekanski (3452) 2014-01-27 10:51
Silvio, thanks for this nica photo. A typical Romanesque church with beautiful portal, more beautiful rosette and two great small biforas (double windows). I really love the Romanesque architecture and I'm really glad that I saw this church unknown to me. Thanks for the detailed notes.
However, two minor objections: The composition is not so good, too much ground in the foreground - frame could be narrower (or in landscape format), and the photo is a little skewed to the left!
have a nice day,
pierrefonds (57461) 2014-01-28 4:39
The tight frame is putting the Church in evidence. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the St.John the Baptist Church. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
photoray (12481) 2014-01-31 8:36
Appealing view of Palatine Basilica, with the large circular window of arches dominating, and the varying brown tone blocks.
And your historical background reveals centuries of change.