The Santa Sofia Complex

Local nameChiesa di Santa Sofia
LocationBenevento, Italy

San Salvatore is a former monastery in Brescia, Lombardy, northern Italy, now turned into a museum. The monastic complex is famous for the diversity of its architecture which include Roman remains and significant pre-Romanesque, Romanesque and Renaissance buildings.

In 2011, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a group of seven inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power.The monastery is traditionally considered the place where Desiderata, wife of Charlemagne and daughter of the Lombard King Desiderius, spent her exile after the annulment of her marriage in 771.

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Address piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 82100 Benevento

Coordinates 41°7'50.13" N 14°46'52.556" E

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