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Acerenza Cathedral, Acerenza
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Acerenza Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to Saint Canius in the town of Acerenza, in the province of Potenza and the region of Basilicata, Italy. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Acerenza.The cathedral is one of the most notable Romanesque structures in this part of Italy.History and descriptionThe diocese was certainly established by the late 5th century, but the structure of the present Romanesque cathedral building dates from 1080, when construction was begun under archbishop Arnald of Cluny. The site however is far more ancient and traces remain in the present building both of a pagan temple to Hercules Acheruntinus and of the earlier Christian church.It has a Latin cross ground plan, and three aisles, which terminate in a raised presbytery behind which is an apse with an ambulatory and three radiating chapels, an unusual feature in Italian church design; the transept also terminates at either end in a semi-circular chapel. The ambulatory contains the altar which houses the relics of Saint Canius.Make Acerenza Cathedral a part of your Acerenza vacation plans using our Acerenza vacation builder.
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Si resta a bocca aperta. Un posto fuori dal tempo. Incredibile pensare che ci siano posti così belli e così poco conosciuti e pubblicizzati. Le dimensioni di questa cattedrale stupiscono. L'unico neo ... read more »You remain speechless. A place out of time. Amazing to think that we are so beautiful and so little known and advertised. The size of this Cathedral are amazing. The only con is the flooring, perhaps redone recently, that jars with the rest of the building.show original
A pochi km dal confine tra Puglia e Basilicata si erge la cittadina di Acerenza, bellisiimo borgo, dal belvedere si puo' ammirare uno splendido panorama con il cielo sereno si vede la Murgia pugliese,... read more »A few kilometers from the border between Apulia and Basilicata stands the town of Acerenza, bellisiimo village, from belvedere, one can admire a beautiful landscape with the skies one sees the Apulian Murgia, the Gargano and finally the castle of Monteserico.show original
Vicino al posto più panoramico di questo borgo arroccato sulle colline circostanti questa splendida cattedrale romanica impreziosisce questo splendido paesino pulito ed ordinato Spettacolare panorama ... read more »Close to the most scenic place of this village perched on the hills surrounding this beautiful Romanesque cathedral embellishes this beautiful panoramic views on the surrounding area clean and tidy villageshow original
LOLLIPOP LOLLIPOPBeautiful. There is the stick of san Canio, san Mariano, the crypt and many other things. The parish priest is very goodshow original
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