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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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  • During our visit to Perugia we got to visit and see in detail the San Lorenzo Cathedral: as outside it was pouring we repaired here for at least an hour. Huge and impressive inside, if you look at the bare façade and simple it may appear that from within is not granchè....ma is exactly the opposite! Down the aisle kept what traditionally is the wedding ring of our Lady ... I have to say that this place is full of sanctity and history at the same time.
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  • To visit, beautiful experience. The care of fine art and architecture is remarkable, beautiful emotions
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  • Passing through Perugia we could enjoy the Majesty diq this Cathedral, facing a beautiful square. Beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary that dominates in the center of the Church, a place of prayer and silence
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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.
  • The Cathedral of Perugia retains what according to tradition should be the wedding ring between Mary and Joseph.
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  • All of out beautiful but inside is a spectacle in every corner. On all paintings and frescoes are the two sides of the entrance. Very fascinating even the chapels. Worth visiting
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  • The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is the main religious edifice of Perugia, in Umbria. Is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.
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