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. Arrange to visit Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio and other attractions in Ascoli Piceno using our Ascoli Piceno trip maker .
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  • We were impressed with the cathedral, wandering aimlessly when we saw a sign for the crypt. Not usually the crypt type we wandered down anyway to get away from a pushy group and we were stunned. While...  more »
  • The Sant'Emidio Cathedral is the Cathedral of the city of Ascoli Piceno Arrigo square in the city center. Various finds are traced to a first building around the 4/5 century over a Roman-era building
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  • The Cathedral of Saint Emidio, patron saint of Ascoli Piceno, occupies one side of Piazza Arringo, is visible from a distance and its impressive belfry is an element of the "forest" of steeples and towers that characterize the downtown. The Interior, despite of ample proportions, perhaps not comparable to esthetics than other large cathedrals in Italy; are still noticeable the refined altarpiece by Carlo Crivelli and the crypt that holds the remains of Sant'Emidio and is elegantly decorated with modern mosaics.
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  • Great place to visit with the crypts and the nearby baptistery. Charming with its position in full piazza Arringo, the second most important in the city
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  • Cathedral of Ascoli Piceno, also known as Church of Sant'Emidio. Inside it is possible to visit the underground Crypt with the tomb of Saint Emidio, protector of Ascoli Piceno against earthquakes.
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  • A building simply magnificent! Cannot be described, it should be visited!
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