Church Santa Maria Maggiore

  • Church Santa Maria Maggiore

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The church is one of the most beautiful monuments of southern Lazio and one of the first churches in the Cistercian Gothic style along with Fossanova and Casamari. It is believed that formerly the abbey had to be connected precisely with that of Casamari and should possess a cloister, the remains of arches on the north wall being testimony. It was built in the second half of the thirteenth century and the building is the work of the Cistercian monks present in the area since 1135, when St. Bernard of Clairvaux, with the protection and support of Pope Innocent III, came to renew the Benedictine order.

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