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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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  • the Cathedral of St emidius has a beautiful façade in travertine, very rich and interesting. the Interior is nice large majestic but has features that are especially interesting. the most important work deserves a special present in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, that is, the altarpiece of St emidius. also interesting on the altar in the same Chapel. In short a beautiful Cathedral, which stands in one of the most beautiful squares in the city and deserves to be considered a work of art in all respects
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  • The Cathedral of Sant'Emidio is the religious heart of the city and houses the relics of the Saint (protector by the earthquake) and important frescoes and paintings of great value. (fundamental is the work of Crivelli of exceptional historical and artistic value). The particular climate of antiquity and mystery that is felt upon entry increases as you discover the many details to conclude with the descent into the crypt via a staircase at the side of the altar. Not to be missed.
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  • The Cathedral of Sant'Emidio is remarkable for the symbolic architecture and thick for the community: in the crypt you can venerate the remains of the Saint, Patron Saint and protector by the earthquake. In recent weeks, you can also see the copy of the shroud from Arquata del Tronto, exhibited exceptionally in the chapel.
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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 the visit for your interior.
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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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  • A jewel in one of the most beautiful squares in Italy
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  • Don't miss the crypt with the statue of Sant'Emidio
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  • Beautiful Cathedral ceiling, very nice, large, very beautiful.
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