Perugia Cathedral, Perugia

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Perugia Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Perugia, Umbria, central Italy, dedicated to Saint Lawrence. Formerly the seat of the bishops and archbishops of Perugia, it has been since 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.HistoryFrom the establishment of the bishopric, a cathedral existed in Perugia in different locations, until, in 936-1060, a new edifice, corresponding to the transept of the present cathedral, was built here. The current cathedral, dedicated from the beginning as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and Sant'Ercolano dates from a project of 1300 by Fra Bevignate that was initiated in 1345 and completed in 1490. The external decoration in white and pink marble lozenges (adapted from Arezzo Cathedral) was never completed; a trial section can still be seen on the main façade.
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  • Santanello Chapel entrance left the wedding of the Virgin Mary (annually published July 30th) is enshrined as a holy relic. San Bernardino Chapel entrance right that drops cross by Federico Barocci (1535-1612). The Baloch of Urbino, incorporates styles such as Raphael, Titian, Correggio, with Baroque paintings succeeded from Mannerism.
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  • Very large building that would usually come across ancient world out of it. Centrally located, has great architecture and magnificent interiors
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  • The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is located in the historic centre of Perugia in piazza IV Novembre and is one of the most important religious buildings in the city. The exterior, left unfinished, has marble facade and the side covered with red and white. The façade, much less majestic side overlooking the piazza IV Novembre, opens onto piazza Danti. The Interior, with two aisles of five bays preserves many works including the deposition of the cross by Federico Barocci and the precious relic of the Virgin's wedding ring. To visit assolutemnete if you are on holiday in Perugia.
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  • Impressive in parts but not overwhelming. There are a handful of interesting artworks but the overall feeling in the interior is far less impressive than the Duomo’s piazza facade.
  • Has the best stained glass I've ever seen.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Buildings that carries history in it. This is located on a big cobblestone Street that is very popular in Perugia.
  • A "must visit' for Perugia
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For a view over the city's rooftops, book your stay at a hotel in one of the old town's heritage-rich hotels. Within walking distance from Perugia's main tourist sites, centrally located hotels offer complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and quick access to fine shops and restaurants. If all you need is a quiet room and a warm meal, explore the private inns and hostels on the edge of the city. Many Umbrian farmhouses, surrounded by olive groves and ancient vineyards, also offer good-value rooms just a short drive from the city.
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