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Churches of Bevagna


[image ALT: A carving of an angel holding a book in one hand and with the other, thrusting a lance thru the mouth of a dragon. It is a detail of the Romanesque door of S. Michele in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Michele

[image ALT: An elegant three-arched window in a wall of squared stone blocks, in which the lights are separated by slender marble columns. It is a detail of the façade of S. Silvestro in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Silvestro

[image ALT: A hall about 25 meters long, with rectangular or arched niches in the two side walls; the left wall also has 2 large arched windows. It is a partial view of the interior of the church of S. Agostino in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Agostino

[image ALT: A drawing of a dog holding a candle in his mouth, in front of an orb surmounted by a cross, and in a framework of floral garlands. It is a detail of the front of an altar in imitation of 'pietre dure' work in the church of S. Domenico in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Domenico
(also: Bl. Jacopo)º

[image ALT: The upper part of a brick building, in which a rectangular window about 4 meters tall by 2 meters wide is flanked by slightly smaller blank rectangular niches each of them in turn defined by capitalled pilasters on either side. It is a view of the upper story of the façade of the church of S. Filippo in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Filippo

1 page, 3 photos

[image ALT: A simple arched doorway, made of stone. It is a detail of the façade of the church of S. Francesco in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Francesco

[image ALT: An elegant triangular stone pediment, broken in the center to accommodate a square portrait of a saint. It is a detail of a door of the church of S. Margherita in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Margherita

[image ALT: A primitive and awkward depiction in stone of the Virgin Mary giving suck to the Baby Jesus. It is a detail of the door of the church of S. Maria Laurentia in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Maria Laurentia

1 page, 3 photos

[image ALT: A round-arched doorway flanked by a pair of grooved pilasters of Roman origin. It is the door of the church of S. Vincenzo in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Vincenzo

[image ALT: An archway with an intricate baroque composition centered on the Holy Spirit depicted as a bird in rays of glory. It is a detail of the choir of the church of the Seminario in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
Chiesa del Seminario

Outlying Churches


[image ALT: zzz. It is a view of the choir of the church in Cantalupo di Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
Cantalupo

[image ALT: A building in the shape of a semi-ellipse; its façade is across the 'cut', and includes a rectangular door flanked by arched niches, and the whole ground flower topped by a composite sort of pediment with an octagonal window in the center. It is a view of the church of the Madonna della Rosa in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
Madonna della Rosa

[image ALT: A large brick church with an octagonal lantern, in the countryside on top of a hill; undergoing major restoration, to judge by the scaffolding that surrounds the upper part of it. It is a view of the church of the Madonna delle Grazie in Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
Madonna delle Grazie

[image ALT: A light sculpture made of neon tubing, depicting Christ crucified. It is a detail of the interior of the church of S. Michele in Limigiano, Umbria (central Italy).]
Limigiano: S. Michele

3 pages, 13 photos

[image ALT: A detail of a painted wooden door, showing two cut-out motifs in the shape of a lobate cross, one in each of the leaves of the door. A padlocked chain passes thru those cut-outs. It is a detail of the door of an unidentified church in Torre del Colle near Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
Torre del Colle: unidentified

1 page, 3 photos

Wayside Shrines


[image ALT: zzz. It is a view of the choir of the church in Cantalupo di Bevagna, Umbria (central Italy).]
Edicole of Bevagna

4 pages, 7 photos

In addition to my own original material linked above, you have a further resource onsite, if you read Italian: the Bevagna chapters of Giulio Urbini's Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco cover the churches fairly well, and include photos of the interiors of S. Michele and S. Silvestro, which have been closed for restoration for eight years now since the Umbrian earthquake of Sept. 26, 1997.


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