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Medieval refuge

Posted August 24th, 2016 at 12:23 AM by AlpinLuke

In my hometown, actually hidden on the top of a hill, submerged in a historical quarter, there is a medieval church [mentioned for the first time in a Papal bull to Litefredo in 1132CE] which is a real construction out of time.

Well, I remember the first time I saw it, it was like to use a time machine. The church is built on the rock of the hill and it's made by not well refined stone blocks [there is a section presenting better blocks which has been probably added later].

I talking of the Church of Saint Remigio.

It has been a parish until 1341 and then it has been used as hermitage by a guy called Gerolamo Appiani in XVI century.

So it has known a quite brief active life and then it has been preserved by the local inhabitants [it's still used to celebrate marriages].

The most interesting aspect of the construction is that, with several little works during the centuries to preserve it, it's still substantially original [a part, as said, a more recent section].

May be a picture can give an idea of what I'm talking about: I took this one using my Windows Phone a years ago. This is what you would have observed around 1150CE.
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And this is the entry [this photo is from this summer and as you can see, the church was ready for a marriage].

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