Duomo di Modena, Modena

A white marble cathedral, Duomo di Modena is one of the best-preserved Romanesque structures. It dates back to the 11th century, when it was built to house the crypt of Saint Geminianus, Modena's patron saint. You'll first notice the cathedral's immense rose window overlooking the cobblestoned square. Outside, look for the bas-reliefs by Anselmo de Campione and Wiligelmus, and the ancient Roman lions guarding the entrance. Inside, you can tour the three expansive knaves as well as the 1,000-year-old crypt that houses St. Geminianus' sarcophagus. The cathedral also features a marble parapet by de Campione, a wood crucifix from the 14th century, and two nativity scenes by noted Modenese artists Antionio Begarelli and Guido Mazzoni. Be sure to stop by the Porta della Peschera, the cathedral's north entrance, which is detailed with high-relief carvings of Arthurian legend scenes. This archway is thought to be the earliest monumental sculpture featuring the legend. Our Modena road trip planner makes visiting Duomo di Modena and other Modena attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very bad experience with a class of 40 boys from Rome. Given that it was the last day of educational trip in Emilia Romagna and then the boys were visually tired, the so-called "guardian" has dealt with rude kids, cursing the teachers escorts. Moreover, you are allowed to say that the Group would have to book and pay the entrance fee. After having pointed out that the entrance there was nothing written and that there were neither a garrison with a person with a crate, he started blathering nonsense. After seeking clarification to the ticket office to the tower and the neighboring Museum, only to be told that individuals create every day problems. So I say why don't I kicked a person who endangers the reputation of an artistic website so beautiful in Italy. Until that inept does not ADVISE AGAINST visiting ousted because the poor treatment is not worth the visit and insults!
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  • classified heritage of Unesco, we could not enjoy this jewel of Modena... only partially restaurant inside beautiful Nativity scene in wood and soothing crypt
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  • We visited the duomo and I must say that is not bad ... shame about the ongoing work in the Cathedral, we couldn't see much!
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  • Very antique Roman Catholic cathedral yr 1319 completion, at the moment (Mar18) ristauration in some places others still accesible (crypt) Funeral of Luciano Pavarotti was held here Sept 2007 Burial of Saint Germanium
  • Historically relevant. A food lovers paradise.
  • A lesser Duomo than other places in Italy but with lovely outside friezes.
  • Centuries old cathedral. Recently renovated. True masterpieces inside. Well worth a visit.
  • A historical church and very quiet place.
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