Santa Maria in Pertica, Pavia
The early romanesque structure was founded in 677 by the Queen Rodelinda, wife of the King of Lombardy, Pectarit. It was destroyed in the 18th-century, and some of the columns of the former adjacent courtyard still remain. The circular church layout was influential in for some centuries after its foundation, serving as the coronation site of Hildeprand the Useless in 735. It is known now only from archeologic studies and engravings.
- Lombardy Beni Culturali, website on Santa Maria in Pertica.
- Derived from Italian wikipedia entry.