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St. Giovanni in Monterrone

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Inside the church of Madonna de Idris, through a small passage situated on the right of the altar, it is possible to enter in the crypt of St. Giovanni in Monterrone.

Initially used as a church and later used as a burial place, St. Giovanni in Monterrone is one of the oldest churches of Basilicata, in fact, it is a crypt of the tenth century and is completely excavated in the rock. The church has a unique nave with inside a considerable number of precious frescoes and a  stone baptismal font of the middle ages time.

Among the most interesting frescoes there are immediately after the entrance to the left a marvellous fresco of the Christ Pantocrator  made in the twelfth or thirteenth century. Of particular relief, there is also a saint of the thirteenth century, that represents a anonymous monk and  also a representation of St. Nicholas dated back in the twelfth century. There are also a fresco of an annunciation (XIII - XVI century) and in front of this there are a representation of St. Pietro and St. Giacomo the lesser of the XII - XIII century.

Opening hours from April 1 to November 1, 2011
from 10:00 to 13:00 / 14:30 to 19:00
Closed on Mondays (except holidays)

Opening Hours: from November 2 to March 31
from 10:30 to 13:30
closed on Mondays

Ticket price: full price € 3.00 € 2.00 reduced

Possibility to buy a ticket to visit the sites of St. Giovanni in Monterrone + Madonna de Idris and St. Lucia alle Malve: Ticket 5.00 Ticket reduced 3.50 €

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