Discover Romanesque: Peoples and Legends

Churches of San Quilico and Santa Maria de Corsoli

A legend gathered in 1950 by G. Moracchini-Mazel connects the churches of San Quilico and Santa Maria de Corsoli in oral tradition. Locals say that the two churches were probably built at the same time, by a father and his son. Given the close proximity of the two sites, the father – a master-mason who had been assigned the construction of San Quilico – used to frequently suspend his work to listen to the sound of tools employed by his son, working at the building yard of Santa Maria. In this way, he could judge the quality of works achieved and even shout out some instructions, when required.



The time of Romanesque