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The church of San Salvatore in Spoleto is exceptional for the Classical Roman style of its design, combining reused antique architectural fragments with newly-sculpted decorative features that mimic Classical ones. The building plan resembles that of a basilica, with a nave and two side aisles, and a tripartite presbytery, the central portion of which is covered by a vaulted octagonal structure.
The original internal painted and stuccoed decorations have almost entirely disappeared, but the elaborate trabeation with Doric frieze survives; the supporting columns are Doric in the nave and Corinthian in the presbytery. Of the original façade there remain the window frames and three portals decorated with elaborate Classical motifs.