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Church of San Silvestro - Spoleto

The small Church of San Silvestro is located behind the much more famous San Pietro.
The small fourteenth-century building, used for a long time as a home, was restored in 1963 by the "Amici di Spoleto", now (2021) it is unusable due to the damage suffered by the 2016 earthquake.
The name and the local presence of numerous archaeological finds found in the surroundings lead to hypothesize the pre-existence of a sacred building from the Roman era.
The simple facade is Romanesque, with a round portal and an overlying stone window, slightly offset on the left.
The interior has a single room, completely bare, on the left wall you can see a fragment of a fresco, where you can read the inscription Pope. On the back wall there is a fresco of the fifteenth century, representing the Crucifixion, a work of the anonymous conventionally called Master of the Calvaries, author of the fresco of a similar subject in the chapel of Santa Maria Maddalena in San Domenico.
Jesus is on the cross between the two thieves, the fluttering angels collect his blood, on the left, below, the Pious Women support the fainting Madonna, nearby are Saint John and Saint Mary Magdalene, kneeling, below right is represented, at horse, the centurion, who converted after seeing blood and water gushing from the wound in Jesus' side.
On the right wall is depicted San Silvestro Papa.
See the WS with the outside

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