Acquapendente is one of the less known jewels of central Italy, but it has over one thousand years of history. A real jewel under the radar!
One of the oldest buildings of the town is the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro (Church of the Holy Sepulchre), which dates back well over a thousand years.
The church is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, in Romanesque style. It is named after Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre since it seems to bear the oldest remaining imitation of the Holy Sepulchre in Europe. Furthermore, there is kept a stone that is said to be stained with Christ’s blood, carried here from Jerusalem by the Templars around the 11th century. The shrine is kept inside a crypt, which dates to the 10th century, and it’s one of the finest examples of pre-Romanesque art, for the amazingly complex zoomorphic capitals of the pillars.
But there’s much more in this town: renaissance buildings embellish the city center and the main square – which features an unexpectedly significant neoclassic town hall; winding narrow medieval roads go up and down the hills, and suddenly the town fades to green, and we’re in the middle of nature…
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