House of San Bonaventura

St. Bonaventure’s House was sited on a cliff face, on the southern side of the town. The Del Santo family occupied the residence until the 16th century. Afterwards, the place was turned into a church dedicated to St. Bonaventure. The 1695 earthquake seriously damaged the structure, which was abandoned and then rebuilt in 1703. A portion of its foundations collapsed in the valley below in 1797, and in 1814 the church was declared unfit for use. Subsequently, in 1846 residual stones of the edifice were moved to Bagnoregio and utilized in the building of a chapel dedicated to the saint in the new Church of St. Francis. Nowadays, little of the original house remains: a few stones of a foundation wall overlooking the southern side of the crag and a votive shrine with the image of Bonaventure. 

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