Abbey/Church of the Pieve Confini

Abbey/Church of the Pieve Confini

Church Historical place

The Abbey of Santa Maria dei Confini is part of a rather complex monumental complex.
More commonly known as Pieve Confini, it owes its name to its position on the border between the Dioceses of Perugia and Arezzo, representing in the Middle Ages a point of reference for travelers and pilgrims. There are many prominent names in the history of the Abbey, including Federico Barbarossa and the Oddi and Della Corgna families.

Although the building is now in a state of neglect, the church represents the most important model of Romanesque architecture in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčLake Trasimeno, dating back to the period between the 11th and 12th centuries. The entrance portal, carved by expert hands in pietra serena, and the fresco inside the church are still of some artistic importance.
In ancient times, the Pieve had a very elegant structure, consisting of three naves, numerous pointed arches, semicircular apses and a valuable presbytery. Over the centuries, however, it has undergone numerous changes: the facade was completely overturned and rebuilt, the nave became single, one of the apses was razed to the ground and some farmhouses were built next to the church.

Loc. Pieve Confini
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