Basilica di San Prospero, Reggio Emilia

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  • At one time, the worship of St. Prospero was widespread in central Italy, so famous cities such as Bologna, Lucca and Parma were considered an honor to build appropriate churches. Reggio Emilia, where the construction of the Church of San Prospero began, did not stand aside from this process. Only separate parts of this building remain edited, because at the beginning of the 16th century the church was rebuilt according to a new project. As in many similar cases, the scope of the designs was superb, and the results were more modest: there was not enough money to fully grasp architectural ideas, so the impressive octagon tower was not finished on the right side of the façade, let alone the façade itself, There aren't enough things initially planned, including black on the gates. Tourists are very interested in the interior of the temple, including many sculptures and paintings.
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  • The most experienced will talk about all the architectural beauties of the eras that have overlapped in a thousand years, but for me the Tower remains the true symbol of Reggiana Christianity, designed by Giulio Romano. Now (from 2018) it is protected from scaffolding for a necessary restoration (especially funded by private), as the sandstone material is particularly corroded. Too bad because its beauty, in the square of the same name, is not visible except at the top of the roof.
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