"Fascinating loggia with a view and frescoes" Loggiato di San Francesco Tip by Trekki

Loggiato di San Francesco, Fabriano: 2 reviews and 7 photos

  Loggiato di San Francesco, Fabriano :-)
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  • Loggiato di San Francesco, fantastic view :-) - Fabriano
      Loggiato di San Francesco, fantastic view :-)
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These kinds of loggias are very much prominent throughout almost all Italy but somehow I liked this best of all the ones I saw. It is elevated (first floor) and sits on what houses cafes and the tourist office today. It has 19 arches in total, some have been added later than 15th century (which is when the loggia was built) and it is connecting to the municipality (Palazzo del Comune) now. The most fascinating with this loggia are the faded and partly restored frescoes in the vaults (photos 2 and 3) but the best of all are the former arches from the Chiesa S. Francesco, which was standing here until it was demolished during a former earthquake (in 1741). Look at how fantastic these are incorporated into the wall of the new building (photo 4). That?s something I found throughout all Umbria and I am sure that it is also very popular for Marche ? ?recycling? of what was left after destruction or earthquakes.
I found myself sitting here quite often in evenings ? the atmosphere is wonderful! And it must be wonderful as well in summer, when everything is a bit more buzzing with life.

Address: Piazza del Comune, Fabriano
Directions: At Piazza del Comune, at its east.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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