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Complesso di Santo Stefano, Bologna: detail of Greek Cross in the upper facade of Santi Vitale e Agricola

RIBA Ref No RIBA136084
Artist/PhotographerValinsky, David
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Subject Date1000
Image Date2018
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceValinsky 20180416 Complesso di Santo Stefano, Bologna-7
OrientationSquare
Colour InfoColour
CreditDavid Valinsky / RIBA Collections
SubjectMonasteries & convents ; Brickwork ; Decorative borders ; Churches
NOTES: This is the monastic complex of Santo Stefano, an ancient group of buildings mentioned as early as 887 and dedicated as a whole to St Stephen the Marytr. It encompasses three churches; Santi Vitale e Agricola, the oldest ecclesiastical building in the city, San Sepolcro and the Chiesa del Crocifisso (Church of the Crucifix), 11th and 12th centuries respectively. The church of Santi Vitale e Agricola dates back to the 5th century incorporating fragments of Roman buildings. It has three apses, rebuilt in the 8th and 11th centuries.
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