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. For Cattedrale di Parma and beyond, use our Parma attractions planner to get the most from your Parma vacation.
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  • Not to be missed. A sacred place, full of history and art. Wonderful dome by Correggio but also the decorations of every single Chapel; beautiful testimony of Emmanuel ... Another gem of Parma.
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  • The Interior is decorated with a cycle of frescoes of Correggio, extraordinary both for completeness, preservation and Majesty
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  • Once the Cathedrals were built not just to worship at the same time a large number of believers, but for reasons of prestige. Parma, which in essence does not produce anything, was the favorite meeting place of a remarkably large number of agents and dealers, as it is in the middle on one of the most extensive and fertile plains of Europe. All this splendor, wealth, and political ambition was attributed in the best possible way to the decoration of this church. You will feel and you.
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  • Nice place, the Duomo di Parma is magnificent Roman church, the antelami's stone carving and more good things..... Must be see
  • Small city with beautiful colors, you will find many students as there us a university in the area but generally not many tourists
  • Nice square. Go there when it's quiet, almost always and enjoy.
  • Part of the old buildings in Parma. Main cathedral which you can visit free and enjoy the both, inner and outer beauty. Few steps from restaurants and hotels.
  • The most beautiful church I’ve ever been
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