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Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio, Ascoli Piceno
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In the center of Ascoli Piceno in the Arringo square is Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Emidio. Originally built during the eighth century, the cathedral was continually restored and modified over the centuries, with the addition of towers, extensions, and art pieces. The interior's dome is adorned with a 19th-century fresco by Cesare Mariani representing the history of Saint Emidio, the patron saint of Ascoli Piceno. Also of great interest is the polyptych altarpiece kept in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. Designed by Renaissance artist Carlo Crivelli, it is considered the most important work of the goldsmiths of the Marches. Make Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio part of your personalized Ascoli Piceno itinerary using our Ascoli Piceno itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral with worthy pictorial signs and remarkable crypt of San Emidio, with nearby baptistery free.
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  • The Cathedral of St. Emidio is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Are Kristine. The current Cathedral is the result of many adaptations. Some remains found during restoration of the crypt, in 1967, showed that the original temple was built on an ancient Roman building in which many historians say be pagan, possibly dedicated to the Muses, Hercules or Juno. Is very nice and keeps original features that are worth a visit for its interior.
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  • Visited internally and it deserves for its structure and interiors. You should also visit the catacombs in the basement.
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  • From outside it doesn't seem but inside is gorgeous! Inside is a marvel! The structure is a Latin cross, the Interior is in Romanesque-Gothic style, but from the outside it looks just Romanesque, is divided into three naves. The vault of the cupola, the vaults of the aisles and apse are stunning and frescoed by Cesare Mariani in the years between 1884 and 1894. Noteworthy and exceptional the altarpiece of St emidius by Carlo Crivelli in the chapel of the sacrament (the right one). Also the beautiful Crypt
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  • Impressive and pure Travertine
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  • a must see. beautiful
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  • Gorgeous Cathedral
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