Basilica Of Sant'abbondio, Como
Basilica Of Sant'abbondio, Como - Address, Phone Number
Address: Via Regina Teodolinda, 35, Como, Italy
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About Basilica Of Sant'abbondio, Como
The Basilica of Sant'Abbondio is a church in Como, Lombardy, Northern Italy. Erected c. 1 km outside the city's walls, it was intended to house several relics of the two saints which Amantius had brought from Rome. The basilica acted as bishop's seat until 1007. It was rebuilt it in Romanesque style later.
The structures of the Palaeo-Christian church, discovered in 1863 during a restoration, are still marked by black and pale marble stones in the pavement. The new basilica had a nave and four aisles.
The church has two notable bell towers rising at the end of the external aisles, in the middle of the nave. The sober façade, once preceded by a portico, has seven windows and a portal. Notable is the external decoration of the choir's windows. There are also Romanesque bas-reliefs and, in the apse, a notable cycle of mid-14th-century frescoes. Under the high altar are the Abundius' relics.
Basilica Of Sant'abbondio Information
- The peace of the religious centre should be maintained at all times.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is not advisable.
- When you are here, you can also have a visit to the university of Como which is next door.
How To reach Basilica Of Sant'abbondio by Public Transport
- On Foot.
Restaurants Near Basilica Of Sant'abbondio
- L'Antica Trattoria - Ex Cervetta Di
- Il Solito Posto
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Romanesque church with frescoed apse. Splendid
Very interesting and beautiful to visit
È molto bella esternamente e particolare all'interno. Da visitare anche il chiostro cui si accede dalla facoltà dell'Insubria che si trova accanto.
Stupenda chiesa romanica. Molto conservata e valorizzata sia l'esterno che le navate e gli affreschi
È un gioiello. Come l'università adiacente nel chiostro