|The town of Malvagna
Tourism in Malvagna
In the valley of the village of Malvagna it is possible o admire the ruins of a characteristic building belonged to a populated centre of the early Middle Ages.
It is called by the inhabitants of the place Cuba. It derives from Arab Kupa which means dome.
The building shows a structure with a quadrangular plan and three apses. It is very stern and lacking of any decorative element.
Photo © Russotti Carlo Franco
The roof is made up of a dome with a heightened section and made of pumice block stone.
The adaptation of such dome to the square plan comes through angular small caps, the external covering was made by a pavillion roof with four stratum like it is proofed by the supporting bases still visible.
The arcades which form the apses show an alternation of brick basalts.