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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  • August 17, 2017
    The Cathedral of Perugia is really impressive and beautiful, its impressive staircase suggests his historicity, its interior then even more so, in fact right here is kept the wedding of the Virgin Mary.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Especially the paintings in the DOM have impressed us. Also not so well known as other dome in Italy, the Cathedral of Perugia, also tomb of three popes, is absolutely worth a visit. Also, we found it very positive that we had are not forever in the blazing sun for a visit. Not only Perugia also the Cathedral is an insider tip in Umbria for us.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Is full of holy relic called the wedding of the Virgin Mary. I feel very large and stately atmosphere. The Church can settle down and in the Interior of the stained-glass Windows and gold watch. Young people were chatting in the outside stairs.
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  • Absolutely beautiful. Buildings that carries history in it. This is located on a big cobblestone Street that is very popular in Perugia.
  • Beautiful and interesting cathedral.
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  • The Cathedral is dedicated to one of the patron saints of the city of San Lorenzo. Inside the chapel of the sacred ring.
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  • Cathedral internally the churches, with many frescoes and relics. The outside doesn't look like a church (looks like a town hall), but this is the best thing.
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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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