On the top of the big column. Saint Simon (Peter) the apostle points the way to the pilgrims towards Rome on the Via Francigena. On the roll the inscription: SIMON APOSTOLUS EUNDI ROMAM DEMONSTRAT HANC VIAM (Simon the Aposlte points that this way goes to Rome).The sculpture, the only one from Canterbury to Rome with so clear a wording, is carved in an only block of sandstone.


  • Title: Simon the Apostle
  • Date Created: 12th - 13th Century
  • Location Created: Fidenza, Italia
  • Rights: Archivio Fotografico Diocesi Fidenza
  • Medium: Marble; sandstone

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