Lombardy and the Lakes Travel Guide

Lombardy and the Lakes Sights

Sant'Abbondio

  • Via Sant'Abbondio Map It
  • Como
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

If you head into Como's industrial quarter, you will come upon this beautiful church, a gem of Romanesque architecture begun by Benedictine monks in 1013 and consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1095. Inside, the five aisles converge on a presbytery with a semicircular apse decorated with a cycle of 14th-century frescoes by Lombard artists heavily influenced by the Sienese school. To see them, turn right as you enter and put €0.50 in the mechanical box for a few minutes of lighting. In the nave, the cubical capitals are the earliest example of this style in Italy.

Sight Information

Address:

Via Sant'Abbondio, Como, Lombardy, 22100, Italy

Map It

Phone:

031-304518

Published 06/20/2007

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