Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila

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Admire the remarkable Abruzzese Romanesque and Gothic architecture at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio. While parts of the 13th-century church were damaged during the 2009 earthquake, including the cupola, transept vaults, and triumphal arches that collapsed, the striking jewel-box facade remains intact. This site is the resting place of Pope Celestine V, who devised a penitential observation on the same grounds called the Papal Jubilee. During your visit, keep an eye out for the gilded central rose window and the 14th- and 15th-century frescoes. A visit to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio represents just the start of the adventure when you use our L'Aquila trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • You don't visit, among the most beautiful basilicas Italy! During the pardon of celestinian forgiveness is a magical place!
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  • The Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio is a place rich in art and history, steeped in mysticism and fascinating mysteries. It seems to be diverted away over time!
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  • One of the symbols of the city of L'aquila recently finally "freed" from scaffolding continues to shine and to welcome visitors!
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