Church of San Pietro di Crepacore

72028 Torre Susanna BR, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Torre Susanna

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Luoghi religiosi
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

Crepacore is a district near Torre Santa Susanna: inside a farm five kilometres from the town there is the small Byzantine church of San Pietro di Crepacore; it was built on the ruins of a Roman villa with the carpara stone that characterizes many buildings in Salento. It has an architectural layout similar to a fortress. The square plan has i that correspond to 18 Byzantine feet (a Byzantine foot was about 31 and a half centimeters), in Greek numerals the initials corresponded to the name of Jesus.

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