Tempietto di Sant'Emidio alle Grotte, Ascoli Piceno

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Sant'Emidio alle Grotte is a Baroque church in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
Its name refers to Saint Emygdius (Emidius). According to legend, after having been beheaded in 309 near the current church of Sant'Emidio Rosso, the saint walked here with his head in his hands to be buried. The church (known as tempietto, meaning "small temple", for its small size) was built in 1717–1720/21 by commission of bishop Giovanni Gambi, a relative of Pope Clement XI. It consists of a travertine façade which precedes three grottoes housing the saint's sepulture, which have been turned into oratories.
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  • When we decided to visit this site we rang the doorbell of the office opposite the entrance and shortly a gentleman came out and offered to be our guide. Mr. Paggi was very informative and took us...  more »
  • It is just a 10 min. walk from PIazza del Popolo to this temple. When I visited it, It was lunchtime, so I couldn't be able to enter, but I was able to walk around an take a lot of pictures. It's...  more »
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