The Basilica of San Salvatore

SAC-B-063

I have a Basilical plant, four pillars divide my body in three aisles each ending in apses.
I was built with accurately squared local stone ashlars, a typical technique of structures of Salento built around the 12th century.
I have two entrances, a lateral one that opens on the southern flank...

I have a Basilical plant, four pillars divide my body in three aisles each ending in apses.
I was built with accurately squared local stone ashlars, a typical technique of structures of Salento built around the 12th century.
I have two entrances, a lateral one that opens on the southern flank, with a door that has a rectangular window above it. This entrance replaced the original one that is nearby and had a bezel above it. On the right is a narrow lancet window.
The main entrance has recently been reopened, it has a quadrangular window above it.
Along the northern side, leaning against it, is a modern age funerary chapel of the Basurto, while jutting out are three apse, one of which has a narrow lancet window, characterizing the eastern side.
Currently my brick wall has replaced the original one that probably consisted of barrel vaults in the centre nave and by rampant semi-barrels in the aisles, not excluding the possibility of a wooden truss ceiling.
On my inside, the pictorial cycle ranges from the middle ages to the 18th century.

Latitudine 40° 5'15.59"N
Longitudine 18°20'46.18"E

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