CASTLE OF IMPERIALE THE ROMANIC CHURCH
Church of Norman age
origins Between the XI and the XII century.
In the course of the intense activities of restoration, successive to the seism of 1980, a church of Norman age, the whose origins are made to go back between the XI one and XII century is brought back to light.
The architectonic system is to three naves, with three apses and second oriented the tradition that places the altar to east and the income to the West. The architectonic system is determined by spaces geometrically very defined, the Presbyterian area to a greater quota regarding the remainder of the church, the naves is uniforms from arches that they rest on pillars squared with trapezoidal capitals.
The facade of the church was turned to the opposite part to what today it is the income of the castle.
In the left nave it is possible to appreciate the remainders of a pavement in potsherd and a splendid christening font.
A first campaign of diggings has brought to light the left nave of the located church beneath of the courtyard. Successively the trace of the apse of the right nave is recovered also that turned out external to the perimeter of the body of the castle that was not collapsed with the earthquake, but that it poured in very bad conditions.
The central nave, embedded in the structures of the castle, has been conserved instead until the height of the key of arches.
During the taking apart of a part of the facade the west of the castle, two portals, one of the church and one of the castle, and the part underlying of the same church are moreover uncovered.
Of detail relief it is the christening font in situated masonry to the income of the ancient church in the left nave.
Between the wall of the ancient Castle of Imperiale
one we admire the Romanesque Church
Extraordinary example of Sacred Architecture
Witness Millenarian of an able art still today To surprise.