Category Archives: Valcesano

The Englishwoman visits the crypt of San Biagio at Serra Sant’Abbondio

This is the last stop in our journey along the River Cesano and the Romanesque churches linked by the ancient road which runs alongside the river. We’ve already visited San Gervasio di Bulgaria, San Lorenzo in Campo and San Vito … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman encounters a mermaid and a gryphon at San Vito sul Cesano

We’re going to resume our much-interrupted journey along the valley of the River Cesáno and the Roman road which runs alongside it. We’ve already visited the ruined Roman town of Suasa, on the other side of the river, and the … Continue reading

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Romanesque Churches

Much ink, paper and film has been spent on persuading the English to like Baroque architecture. While I concede that Bernini and Borromini have their place in the universe, I remain uninspired by the one-size-fits-all Baroque makeover that has been … Continue reading

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