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Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta - Otricoli
The parish church of Otricoli, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, is situated at the highest point of the town, on the main square, from where it dominates the plateau which ends up rocky outcrop that juts down to the Tiber valley. The imposing structure is the product of the various manipulations suffered since the foundation up to the massive nineteenth-century interventions, which stravolsero completely the facade and rebuilt in neoclassical style the original bell tower.
The first documents known about the church date back to the twelfth century; it comes to some papal measures through which were confirmed the possessions of the foundation, then officiated by the Canons Regular of St. Augustine, but the original building is much older.
Date back to the VI-VII centuries the remains of the primitive arched colonnade and elevations of the central nave, in which you open the windows that illuminate the central space, and the counter area, built with the technique of opus mixtum, obtained through the alternation of bricks arranged in parallel rows, and bands of opus reticulatum in small blocks of tuff, set on a solid masonry in large stone blocks, with wide use of bare material, which acts as a support to get up.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13642 W: 132 N: 27681] (163284)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-02-03
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-02-09 5:42
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