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A church in Fabbri di Giano (PG)


[image ALT: A rectangular building about 4 meters wide, 5 meters tall, and 6 meters long, with a pitched tiled roof, a rectangular front door, a group of three arched windows immediately over the door, and a short belfry on the roof, of the type known as a 'campanile a vela'. It is a view of an unidentified single-room church in Fabbri near Giano dell' Umbria (central Italy).]

On a walk from Giano to Montefalco in the spring of 2004, I crossed Fabbri; this little church was on the right of my road. I know nothing more about it than you see on this page.

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[image ALT: The upper part of a small rectangular door, consisting of very plain vertical jambs and a lintel, all of sandstone; the lintel bears the inscription 'D O M' and the upper parts of the jambs read '16' and '92'. It is a detail of the door of an unidentified single-room church in Fabbri di Giano, Umbria (central Italy).]

Deo Optimo Maximo 1692 — presumably the date the church was built.

(Alas, "San Paolo" on the flyer has nothing to do with our church: the flyer is an invitation to parishioners to receive kindly in their homes the sales agents of a large religious publisher by that name, due in the area at about the time I passed.)


[image ALT: A majolica plaque, slightly taller than wide, depicting the Virgin Mary playing with her Child. It is a plaque on the façade of an unidentified single-room church in Fabbri di Giano, Umbria (central Italy).]

A plaque of Deruta majolica over the windows seems to put the church under the protection of the Madonna. Certain styles of Derutaware have been produced for centuries, and are thus very difficult to date: this could easily be a 21c piece, although it almost certainly isn't.


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Page updated: 21 Aug 04