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Piazza San Giovanni(Matera)

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The square is famous for the church dedicated to S. Giovanni. The church of San Giovanni Battista is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved examples of Apulian Romanesque style in Matera. The most characteristic feature of this church is its typically medieval interior architecture. The church has a Latin cross plan and is composed of three naves divided by four-lobed pillars, on which rest half columns and capitals with very elaborate and varied decorations. From the pillars develop large arches that form cross vaults.

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