La chiesa di Sant'Eustachio a Scala. Un restauro per la reintegrazione dell'immagine
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The Church of Sant’Eustachio in Scala. A restoration for the reintegration of the image
In 1995 the Superintendency of Salerno intervened with consolidation works for church Sant’Eustachio in Scala. The scaffolding raised on an almost vertical rock allowed a careful observation of the compositional characteristics, of the masonry, of the construction details and of the decorative apparatus. Unlike the other religious buildings on the coast, which suffer a restructuring of the transept and the addition of the crypt during the Angevin domination, Sant’Eustachio was erected in the forms exemplified by the abbey of Realvalle in Scafati. The transept is included in the outline of the three naves, below is a crypt.
The cathedral of Amalfi and that of Ravello, and the churchs of Toro and Santa Maria a Gradillo, all have a similar planimetric solution of the presbytery; but the underlying crypt was added later by demolishing the primitive apses and creating a type of included transept, according to the Angevin model.