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Church of San Fortunato - Poggioprimocaso - Cascia

The old Church of San Fortunato is located outside the town of Poggioprimocaso, in the Municipality of Cascia, along the road to Ponte, on the slopes of Monte Maggio.
Former parish church and former prior, it was built on a Benedictine monastic cell from the 12th century, together with the convent of which various elements remain today. Peter IV, abbot of Sassovivo di Foligno annexed it to the Abbey in 1121. The apse, the single lancet window and the semi-columns are preserved on the outside of the original Romanesque character. The gabled façade with double sloping has been entirely remodeled by the seventeenth-century renovation, the original one probably had a small rose window in the center. The current one, equipped with robust buttresses, has two portals, one of which dated 1619, surmounted by two rectangular windows and separated from each other by a mighty pillar. The double arched bell gable is placed at the rear, on the left. Next to it, on the right, there was a small cloister to shelter the settlers from bad weather.
The interior was enlarged, probably in the fifteenth century, with the addition of a second nave to cope with the demographic increase, it is composed of two unequal naves covered by pointed cross vaults, supported by two central pillars.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19744 W: 130 N: 41839] (220759)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-09-26
  • Exposition: f/0.8, 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2022-01-08 2:39
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