Collegiata di S. Maria di Matterella

Collegiata di Santa Maria di MatterellaDating from the 14th century, Collegiata di S. Maria di Matterella shows its Romanesque architecture with its polygonal apse, the "a capanna" facade with three portals; the lunette of the central of these is decorated with a 1493 painting by Orlando Merlini.
The edifice is flanked by a tall "a guglia" bell tower. Inside, recent restorations have brought to light the ancient paving where the tombs of the nobles and the sacelli of the guilds can again be seen, each engraved with its coat of arms.
The church, with three naves divided by six columns in connected blocks, is completed with a presbytery with a semicircular apse, the center of which has a beautiful tablet portraying a Madonna with Child in the Byzantine style dating from the 16th century.

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