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Preci: the Church of San Salvatore di Campi
The Chiesa di San Salvatore is a marvellous example for the architecture of the 12th century. It
was a part of the properties of the abbey of Sant'Eutizio already in 1115, and named Pieve di S. Maria. It was only
after 1493 that it adopted the current name Chiesa di San Salvatore, when the
building was let to the community of the monks of Campi.
The antique structure was that of an aisleless church, which was enlarged in
the 14th century. Later were added an aisle, which created a second
sanctuary on the right side of the parish church, a portico at the fašade
supported by a single pillar, a second portal and a rosette.
The structure of the church of San Salvatore became a model for all other
churches of the area.
The nave on the left side is the older one and therefore has older and more
interesting frescoes, like the majestic ''Crucifixion''.
Among the artists who decorated the church are to mention Giovanni and Antonio Sparapane, who frescoed in 1493 the whole lower
part with a kind of iconostasis, while Nicola da Siena and Domenico
da Leonessa painted the other frescoes.
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