Bivongi

Bivongi in the Locride

The Basilica of San Giovanni Theresti in Bivongi in the Locride, takes its name from the monk known as John Theristus (meaning “Harvester”) who fled the Islamic persecutions of tenth-eleventh century Sicily. It features a long, narrow nave preceded by a quadrangular atrium. Inside the church, a pointed triumphal arch connects the nave to the tripartite presbytery. The aisles, roofed with cross vaults, communicate with the nave through round arches, while an exceptionally high dome rises above the nave, characterising the exterior of the church.