Church of S. Apollinare - 2
|No documents are known that might indicate the
date when this church was built, but its dedication to St. Apollinarius, a
saint particularly venerated by the Lombards, dates it originally to the
6th through the 8th centuries, when Spoleto was ruled by Lombard dukes
(from 570 to 774).
In 1177 it is mentioned in a brief of Pope Alexander III, where along with one hundred other officiated churches, it was recognized as falling under the jurisdiction of the powerful Benedictine monastery of S. Pietro in Bovara.
It is mentioned another time in 1333 in a list of tithes collected.
Trevi historian Durastante Natalucci tells us that it was
a church that cared for the souls of nine families of parishioners in 1404
and fourteen in 1432. He also tells us that in his day (the first half of
the 18th century) it was provided with "a new painting of its saint" and
that it was still a dependency of the monastery of Bovara even though the
latter had lost its ancient splendor.
Seen from the southeast, before restoration
|The church was rebuilt from the foundations in the 12th century and has since been been reworked many times, especially its upper portion.|
ranslated by Bill Thayer
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