Suvereto on the Etruscan Coast

A splendid medieval town enclosed by a pentagonal city wall

The splendid historic center of Suvereto is enclosed by a pentagonal wall punctuated by eight towers. The Rocca, the castle’s garrison in ancient times, stands on the hill dominating the town. The Palazzo Comunale, City Hall, dates back to 1200. Created as a symbol of the town’s autonomy, it is one of the most beautiful examples of civic architecture in Italy.
 
Concerts and historical commemorations are held in the impressive medieval setting of St. Francis’ Cloister every year. The Church of St. Justus, constructed around the year 1000 in the Romanesque style with Byzantine decorations, stands between the walls, the parish church, and the gate to the town. Important sacred sculptures, paintings, and paraments are on display in the adjoining Museum of Sacred Art.
 
The Church of Our Lady Above the Door, in the town center, and the Church of the Holy Cross are also of particular interest and worth.
 
The ancient public fountains, such as the Fountain of the Angels and the Belvedere Fountain, are notably from an architectural point of view and were once used by citizens for domestic purposes.

Source:  Etruscan Coast APT
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