Church of Sant'Alò

The Church of Sant'Alò, originally dedicated to San Pietro, is one of the oldest and most significant religious buildings in Terni.

According to an ancient tradition, the church was built on the site of a pagan temple dedicated to the Goddess Cybele. The current Saint title holder is Sant'Aloysius, also called Alò, who lived in France during the Merovingian period and was considered the patron saint of goldsmiths and silversmiths.

It is a building from the Roman period, and the basilica plan has three naves, divided by arches on pilasters and columns, whose construction can be traced back to the 11thcentury. The exterior of the church is characterized by the presence of a widespread use of recovered material from the Roman era, the entrance door is flanked by two ancient lions, while many fragments are walled into the ancient bell tower, whose upper part was demolished in order to join it to the adjacent house. The interior has three naves separated by columns and pillars, in the style of the Roman period churches in southern Umbria. The central nave ends with an apse connected by a vaulted room, while the side aisles end with small niches. The interior walls are decorated with remarkable collections of medieval frescoes.

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Working days 10.00am - 6.00pm only on FRIDAY
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Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 8.00pm from 11.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
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from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

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Belvedere Inferiore
P.le F. Fatati 6
Terni

Belvedere Superiore
Voc. Cascata 30
Terni

Tel. 0744 62982
Fax 0744 362231
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