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S. Cecilia di Acquasparta


[image ALT: A coat of arms on the centre on an archway, supported by two angels with trumpets, all of it executed in plaster. It is a detail of the church of S. Cecilia in Acquasparta, Umbria (central Italy).]

In the center of the triumphal arch before the main altar, the princely arms of the house of Cesi are crowned by angels; the patron saint of church and town is reduced to an allusion: Cecilia, patroness of music of course.


[image ALT: A primitive medieval stone capital, square, with stylized foliage. It is a detail of the church of S. Cecilia in Acquasparta, Umbria (central Italy).]

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The exterior is very plain: Renaissance in front, and Romanesque around the back, with a few rough capitals of mild interest.


[image ALT: A painting of a hooded and bearded man holding a book in his left hand, which is pierced by a nail hole, and blessing us with his right. It is a detail of a painting of St. Francis in the church of S. Cecilia in Acquasparta, Umbria (central Italy).]

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The interior of S. Cecilia, redone in what looks to me like the 18c — giving us a rather sober space with some good stucco — houses a few works of art.


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