December 21st the end of the world?
Stunning! Discovered twenty years ago in Lanciano frescoes illustrating the 14 signs of the apocalypse.
Visit Lanciano is able to provide their interpretation and give you all the details.
In the area below the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle at the level of the Piazza del Plebiscito, the restoration works carried out in the last two decades of some rooms used for commercial activities have made it possible to discover a vast barrel-vaulted room with stone quoins, dating back to the medieval period (XI-XII century), at the time of the settlement of the Benedictines, preexisting to the Franciscans, in 1252, identified with the church dedicated to St. Longinus, of which there are also some fragments of frescoes depicting St. Anthony Abbot and St. John the Baptist and the head of a Madonna, which was part of a Crucifixion, now lost.
In the church you find a big hall square, once the headquarters of the Brotherhood of the Recommended, below the old sacristy of St.
Francis, painted in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century with scenes of the Apocalypse that were recovered with a painstaking restoration from 1990 to 2000.