Tomba di Rotari

sights / Historic

Tomba di Rotari information

admission €1
Opening hours
10am-1pm & 3-7pm Apr-Oct
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Lonely Planet review

A short flight of stairs opposite the Santuario di San Michele leads not to a tomb but to a 12th-century baptistry with a deep sunken basin for total immersion. You enter the baptistry through the facade of the Chiesa di San Pietro with its intricate rose window squirming with serpents – all that remains of the church, destroyed in a 19th-century earthquake. The Romanesque portal of the adjacent 11th-century Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore has some fine bas-reliefs.