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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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  • A feeling of enormous space. Ceilings and wide nave. Yesterday 8 December there was a small crib in the corner of the entrance.
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  • Charming unique and distinctive. To visit and admire in its splendor. In the Centre of perugia.
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  • Unfortunately I could not visit the Duomo or Cathedral of San Lorenzo, built in Gothic style, with West side façade remained unfinished without the cover while very nice facade jutting out of Piazza IV Novembre covered partially into the underside of pink and white marble. Also on this side almost at the top of the stairs the statue of Pope Julius III with the beautiful portal of Alessi from which he preached to the crowds San Bernardino da Siena. At the entrance to the West side, just entered I was immediately stopped by the custodian that practically warned us to leave the church because it was over visiting hours. I think for me it will be a chance of a future visit, but a city like Perugia with a big influx of tourists should solve the problem of views in that time slot that usually matches the hours 12.30 (as in my case) at 15.30 -16. The problem is unfortunately not only of this city and you fail to understand that tourism does not stop in these very long breaks and this affects not only the religious buildings but it's interesting, unfortunately, public monuments.
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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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