PORTALE TURISTICO DEL COMUNE DI SORIANO NEL CIMINO
PORTALE TURISTICO DEL COMUNE DI SORIANO NEL CIMINO

SAINT GEORGE’S CHURCH

SAINT GEORGE’S CHURCH

Beautiful construction in Romanesque style, it was completed between the 10th and the 11th century. It has a rectangular plan all made in peperino stone, with a semicircular apse. On the tympanum façade one can admire a mullioned window with embossed figures representing two angels and three evangelists: the eagle (S.John); the ox (S. Luke) and the angel (S. Matthew). S. Mark’s symbol, the lion, is missing. The tympanum, is further defined by seven small bas relief tiles, bearing various decorations. The entrance door, surmounted by an arch decorated by a plant motif in the form of bas-relief, is flanked on the left by the figure of a Saint in relief too, and on the right by that of the Blessing Redeemer. At the foot of the door lie two more bas relief in the shape of lions. The apse, of Lombard reminisce, is finely decorated with pilasters and rounded groins alternating one another and intertwined by tortile and vegetal motifs. Moreover, the door is crowned by a series of blind hanging archlets, resting on different capitals. Atop the unfinished bell tower, on the left handside of the building, rises an elegant belfry dated eighteenth century. Inside, the altar and the ciborium with the bas relief depicting Saint George killing the dragon, belong to more recent times.