Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011, along with the Church of Santa Sofia in the serial site “I Longobardi in Italia. I luoghi del potere”, it bears witness to the medieval world in all its aspects.
Rebuilt in the twelfth century by the abbot John IV, as the capital with dedicatory inscription suggests, the cloister offers a vast repertoire of realistic and fantastic images, where monstrous figures and crusaders, rural works and Christological symbols, are elements endowed with a strong symbolic connotation.
As demonstrated by the different depictions on the pulvini that surmount the 47 columns of marble, alabaster and granite, it was farmed by several workers.
Particularly interesting is the ophitic column (knotted column), an architectural element of Romanesque art, and the pulvini depicting the “cycle of months”.
SINGLE – valid for two days, it allows access to the Museum, the Cloister of the Church of Santa Sofia, Palazzo Casiello, the Egyptian Section and to the Museo dell’Arco di Traiano.
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