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A place of worship dedicated to St Simeon the Prophet dating back to the end of the X century. Little is known of its past although due to its precarious conditions the church was certainly rebuilt between the XII and XIII centuries and underwent further rebuilding in the Eighteenth century by the architect Domenic Margutti, who completely revolutionised its appearance. Margutti erected a church with a basic plan, with three aisles and three apsidal chapels, trying, where possible, to reuse the ancient architectural elements (for example, the columns of the aisles were saved). Margutti died in 1721 before the church was completed and Giorgio Massari took care of the final works: he created the facade - which is almost nonexistent today due to the renovation works of 1861 - and the altar of the Rosary (1755). There are presently two commemorative plaques on the side of the entrance door in memory of the Italians who fell during the war. The materials used in the construction were not of a particularly high quality considering that in 1795, Lucrezia Cappello was seriously injured by a piece of the ceiling that fell on her.

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