The nave toward the altarThe stately interior has a nave flanked by side aisles, the nave being twice as broad as the aisles. It is relatively undecorated with only the black and white stripes adding variation. Capitals in the nave arcade are beautifully carved with floral motifs. See below.
Left: nave with tall clerestory windows possible because of the wooden roof; center: the roof and clerestory; right: decorative capital
The apse with 14th century frescoes representing events in the life of the Virgin
Left and center: the nave looking toward the entrance; right: side aisle
Side aisle with small semi-circular chapelsSee nave exterior for the external view. Some of the original frescoes remain in part.
Madonna and Child, fresco on a side aisle wall by Gentile da Fabriano, 1425
Early 15th century baptismal fontVarious designers and sculptors worked on this elaborate font with an octagonal red marble basin supported by eight lions. The small temple above was added a few years later by another sculptor. Sources attribute this font to different artists.
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