Itineraries

Itineraries

The Church of San Tommaso

The Church of San Tommaso

Rebuilt in the mid-eighteenth century,the church of San Tommaso, now deconsecrated, has however maintained part of the original medieval structure (11th-12th century), visible above all on the left side. With the renovation works the bell tower was also built,set over the small pre-existing bell tower. In the external arch, partly leaning against the right side of the building,is a carved stone tile depicting the Incredulity of St. Thomas. The church, with a single nave on whose walls are preserved fragments of frescoes, during the 13th century was the seat of the assemblies of the city Parliament. This former place of worship has been adapted to accommodate the Paleontological Museum (Paleolab). It is a Museum with an exhibition itinerary but above all an interactive site for children and adults to discover the geological phenomena bringing about the evolution of the planet Earth. But that's not all: in fact, here you can experience a "journey" in the southern Umbria of 3 million years ago, through numerous finds: molluscs and fossil plants and remains of mammals found in the sediments of waterways. The collection also includes life-size reconstructions of animals that lived in the territory of present-day Umbria in that remote era.

 

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