The church of Santa Maria Maggiore is the most important monument in Pianella. It is located not far from the historic centre. It is a Romanesque church which rises on the ruins of a Roman temple in honour of the goddess Vesta. Its edification was decided in 953 by Pandolfo, king of Capua. It was finished in XII century by Benedictine monks. Its main features are: the portal and the eight-spokes rose window on the façade, while in its interior, made up of a nave and two aisles, there are frescoes (especially the Doomsday) and a statue of St. Michele Archangel, carried in procession on 8th May.
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