Antica Pieve di San Pietro in Sylvis di BagnacavalloS. Pietro in Sylvis parish church in Bagnacavallo, dating back to the VII century, is one of the best preserved churches in the territory and represents a typical example of exarchal architecture.

Probably the church was built next to an ancient roman temple dedicated to Jovis. The site could correspond to the eastern port on the south marsh area, used by pilgrims on their way to Rome towards 1000 AC.

The church has a rectangular plan with three naves with pillars supporting round arches.
The apse, decorated by frescoes by Pietro da Rimini who painted them around 1320, is east oriented, semicircular inside and poligonal outside. Other frescos date back to the XVth century and can be attributed to artists from Ferrara.
It has a raised presbitery with a cippus altar in Greek marble from the late VI century and an oratory cript of the VI- VII century preserving an altar held by pillars in the crypt dated back to the XI century.
The epigraphic collection in the left nave preserves roman handle bricks, two sandstone fragmented plutei and the marble arches of a ciborium dating back to the VIII century.

Useful information

Address: Via Pieve Masiera – 48012 Bagnacavallo (RA)
Phone: 0545 280898 Tourist Information Office

How to get
It is about 1 km from the historical centre, direction Lugo – Fusignano. Car and bus park. Accessible to disabled.

Opening informations
From October 2020 to March 2021:
Friday 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sunday 9.30am – 12.00am (messe at 10.15am)
September 2020:
Friday and Saturday 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday 9.30am-12.00am (messe at 10.15am) and 3pm – 5.00pm
From July to August 2020: Friday and Saturday 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Sunday 9.30am-11.30am (messe at 10.15am) and 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Please phone to San Michele Arcangelo Church (tel. 0545 64363) for other opening hours upon request and to check opening hours published on line, they may vary.

(Updated to 12/12/2020)

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Official tourist information site of the Union of Municipalities of Bassa Romagna

Piazza della Libertà, 13
48012 Bagnacavallo (RA)
Tel. +39 0545 280898

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