Church of St. Giacomo

Old Town

Church of St. Giacomo

12th century

This is a Romanesque-style church that was annexed to a convent of nuns belonging to the Third Order of St. Francis from the end of the 12th century until the late 16th century. After being restored, it was entrusted to the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. The church was deconsecrated in the 18th century, but in the same century it was used as a chapel for the public cemetery, for which the enclosure in front of the facade was built. It continued to serve this function in the 19th century.
The church features an elliptical dome of obvious Arab influence, which is a distinguishing characteristic of the building. Currently, the church is deconsecrated and is owned by the municipality, and it frequently hosts cultural activities.

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori