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Cattedrale di Parma, Parma
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Fragments of ancient mosaics in the crypt of Cattedrale di Parma are evidence of a cult temple that existed before the church was established. The entire church is covered with artwork from the beginning of Italy's artistic golden age. Bertolino de'Grossi, Prospero Clemeti, Girolamo Clemeti, and Luchino Bianchini are just some of the artists who contributed to the architecture. The side chapels were built to shelter the sepulchres of Parma's noble families. Some retain the original decor from the 14th century. The capitals that represent both mythological creatures and Biblical scenes sit next to each other. To visit Cattedrale di Parma on your holiday in Parma, and find out what else Parma has to offer, use our Parma trip itinerary maker.
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  • We made a wide detour: France, Spain and Portugal and we visited churches, monuments, palaces and museums for 40 days. We closed our ride to Parma to visit the Magnani Rocca Foundation. On the morning of departure having a while we went to the Cathedral. We were almost three hours. When we left we unanimously affirmed that this visit was the perfect finale. The aisles are more interesting than the other. The central one for the frescoes, columns and trailing, the frescoed dome by Correggio. Say a masterpiece is belittling the value. The side chapels are small coffers. Especially the fourth on the left which has a Renaissance polychrome wooden Crucifixion, extraordinary. The crypt is a place full of history, spirituality and mysticism. At the center of the crypt, made the cross there is a crucifix hanging over the altar. Watched by a precise point in front, just a few metres away, it seems that support all the Cathedral. Beautiful! Not to be missed. Almost forgot, the crucifixion in stone of the Antelami. A Pearl in this unique building. Manuela and Alessandro Gori
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  • Awesome example of a Romanesque church, beautifully frescoed by Correggio. Not to be missed. You can visit safely because the masses are normally held in the underground.
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  • Among the most precious gems of the city of Parma. Striking views from the outside, from the piazza del Duomo, which includes the magnificent Baptistery (the latter combines a blend of Romanesque architecture and Gothic), the Episcopal Palace and the Diocesan Museum. The Cathedral is both a place of faith, history and art. The Interior contains the precious bas-reliefs by Benedetto Antelami and the magnificent frescoes of Correggio
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  • Beautiful! I might raise a few complaints with this, but I felt that the painted frescoes were easily comparable to the Sistine Chapel. The painted ceiling was lovely to look at, and the cathedral had a nice, peaceful vibe to it. You weren't herded along like you were in the more popular places of worship. The piazza outside is lovely too, and quite impressive with the surrounding buildings. Entry is free, which is a nice bonus!
  • Absolutely beautiful! A must see! Assolutamente bellissima! Merita!
  • Nice historical church in the center of the city. Worth the price.
  • Beautiful Cattedrale. A must if you are in Parma.
  • Absolutely breathtaking... Something I would never expected. Colorful, huge and beautiful!