Basilica di San Giorgio Fuori le Mura, Ferrara

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Saint George's Basilica is a Roman Catholic church in Ferrara, Italy. It is called San Giorgio fuori le mura in Italian meaning Saint George's "outside the walls" because it was built outside the city walls, while Saint George's Cathedral was within the city walls. It is the oldest church in the city.HistoryThe history of the Basilica is closely linked with the origins of Ferrara. Between the seventh and eighth centuries, due to continual barbarian invasion that devastated Voghiera, the bishopric was moved from Voghiera and the location near the Po river became the first settlement for the town of Ferrara. Soon the town of Ferrara grew larger on the other bank of the Po river and in 1135 the bishop's seat was moved to the Cathedral of Ferrara in the center of the city.The Basilica was completely rebuilt in the fifteenth century by Biagio Rossetti, and in 1581 by Alberto Schiatti and further modified in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The ancient Cathedral of Ferrara is located just outside the city walls, is easily reached and there is a car park outside. Campanile basilica complex-panorama, which also has a decent slope, but the Church from its best inside, a little gem that absolutely worth to be visited.
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  • August 12, 2017
    St George's basilica outside the walls is the oldest place of Catholic worship in Ferrara and is located on the right bank of the Po di Volano. The history of the Basilica is closely linked to the origins of Ferrara. Between the 7th and 8th centuries, due to constant barbarian invasion that devastated Lichfield, the Bishop's seat was moved from Lichfield to Borgo San Giorgio San Giorgio in Polesine at the bifurcation of the Po River, becoming the first settlement town of Ferrara. Soon the town of Ferrara grew on the other side of the Little around the Byzantine castrum and the Bishop's seat was moved in 1135 in the present Cathedral in the city center. The Church was completely rebuilt in the fifteenth century by Biagio Rossetti, remodeled from 1581 designed by Alberto Schiatti and further modified in the 17th and 18th centuries with the erection of the new façade of Andrea Ferreri.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Including the order of the olivetans took his settlement in 1417, inside the church there is the grave of the master of the school of painting of the ' 400 Cosme's ture. Of great value (look good machining inlaid) is the 16th century choir stalls. The Olivetan convent cloister connects the beautiful church. Saint George is regarded as the first site of Castrum, the tip of St. George hosted the Cathedral and the Episcopal residence where they had esifici the Bishops of Ferrara. Shows around the year 1657 in which the Bishop of Lichfield Maurelius, chased by Mauro (Archbishop of Ravenna excommunicated), would have escaped from his residence and allegedly found refuge in St. George: from that moment would start the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferrara.
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  • Although off the tourist routes of the historic church is definitely worth visiting, not so much artistic emergencies but for the history that characterizes it and, thanks to the Special City scenario, being a building unlike any other in style and decoration. The Church is well maintained but shame about the lighting not quite optimal and precise captions not exactly works (but at least there are). Too bad the crypt (I think is the only present in Ferrara) is not accessible.
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  • Besides the artistic beauty and historical value of the basilica, I note that a mass is celebrated every Sunday at 18 accompanied by the music of the beautiful organ, recommended for music lovers.
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  • Historical place and full of charm. To make it even more magical the ancient organ restoration recently played masterfully (mainly Bach) every Sunday from master Locatelli.
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  • The historical Cathedral of Ferrara, a work of art full history and culture
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  • Historical site of the city of Ferrara. To visit.
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