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Sant'agata de Goti: photo, description Sant Agata de’ Goti)

Sant'agata de Goti is a municipality in the province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 35 km northeast of Naples and about 25 km West of Benevento near the foot of Monte Taburno. The name of the town derives not from the Gothic period in Italy's history (5-6 th century), but from the Gascony family De Goth, which is the rule here in the 14th century. Near Sant'agata de Goti is the ancient samnite city of Cuticula.

The most interesting attractions in Sant Agata de Goti are the local Church. For example, the Cathedral was founded in the 10th century, but because of the numerous renovations it has completely changed its appearance. Its Romanesque crypt is part of the previously existing buildings, including Roman.

The Gothic Church of Annunziata was built in the 13th century in a place located outside the city walls. Inside this one-nave Church with side chapels have frescoes of the 15th century depicting the last judgment. Also noteworthy diptych with the depiction of the Annunciation in the same period of the brush Neapolitan artist, Angiolillo, Arcucci.

Church of Sant'angelo in Muscularis belongs to the era of the Lombards, and was built in Basilica form with three naves. The apse of the Church once had a large, but was shortened. The main entrance, facing South, is preceded by a pronaos topped with massive columns, on which stands the bell tower. During the recent restoration works were brought to light some medieval elements, as well as a crypt with burials.

The temple of San Minato was built in the 12th century and consecrated in honor of a hermit who lived in the 6th century at Monte Taburno. In this Church you can see the floor covered with mosaics cosmatesque, is the oldest in southern Italy.

Finally, the Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli stands next to the convent Delle Suore Regenerate. It was built in the 18th century on the ruins of the ancient chapel of San Bartolomeo de Ferraris.

Non-religious attractions of Sant Agata de Goti is the castle built by the Lombards and expanded in the 11th century by the Normans. In the 19th century, its tower was "decapitated", and in their place built a loggia. On the first floor of the castle you can admire the cycle of frescoes of the artist Tommaso Dzhakvinto.