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The monumental complex of San Pietro a Corte: photo, description, (San Pietro a Corte)

The monumental complex of San Pietro a Corte is perhaps the most important building of the era of the Lombards of Salerno and an important architectural monument of the middle Ages, and also one of a kind specimen of the Palace complex. Built in the 8th century by order of the Duke of Benevento Arechi II, San Pietro a Corte was the most prestigious Lombard yard in the Campaign.

As can be seen from the structure, columns of the upper room are on the frigidarium baths (warm baths) in the Spa complex Dating from the late 1st century BC - early 2nd century ad And in the early years of Christianity on this place was located the cemetery where they buried the noble inhabitants of Salerno. From there you can get to the great hall, which probably was used for official ceremonies. It is attached to the Palatine Chapel. In the mid-16th century, this hall was rebuilt by Abbot Decio Caracciolo, who added a huge staircase, visible from the entrance of Largo Antica Corte. Between the 13th and 16th centuries a chapel was built dedicated to the virgin Mary.

Over its long history, the complex of San Pietro a Corte was used for different purposes. Once it housed a famous medical school (Scuola Medica Salernitana. And soon, after the completion of large-scale restoration, there is a Museum of civilizations the Lombards in southern Italy. Today the complex is a project participant of the municipality of Salerno "Always open monuments" because it is open daily throughout the year. Here you can order a tour in which there is an opportunity to explore the Gardens of Minerva and Church of San Salvatore de Fondaco.