Chiesa di San Sabino fr - Chiesa di San Sabino fr
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A single nave has a rectangular hall topped with a barrel vault, embellished by typical Altieri-style stars in the middle and the sides, which are broken by the side windows. The whole conveys an upwards movement, giving a great sense of spaciousness. There are four arches on each side, holding up very overhanging eaves, and two arches on each wall housing the chapels. The simple façade is by Giovanni Antonio Fratini from Forlì, portal and windows perhaps by Maestro Marcello Rainaldi and the concrete tympanum above the door dating to1944.
The decorative form of the four chapels is the same, even if partly differentiated.
The second chapel on the right, currently known as the Madonna chapel, was originally the altar dedicated to St. Bernardino of Siena, brought here with its benefits from another church.
The first chapel on the left was of a noble family of Todi, the Gentiloni, and dedicated to St. Ursula. It is certainly the most baroque of all: the unique one without a rigid composition like the others, following the vertical development of the church.
The last chapel, the second left, was run by the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. It is the altar of Our Lady of the Rosary, and the name derives from the valuable altarpiece decorating it, mature work by the most important painter of the early Baroque in Todi, Andrea Polinori, depicting the Madonna of the Rosary and saints. Among them it’s possible to recognize St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena in the foreground, while those in the background are not recognizable.