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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Rieti

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  • My wife and I found the few frescos the most interesting part of this cathedral -- seems like most were overpainted a few hundred years ago with typical religious painting, too bad. Spoleto's cathedra...  more »
  • Having looked at lots of Italian churches for over 40 years, it's nice to come across one that is ornate but not overdone. We had a leisure visit with a distinct lack of tourists.  more »
  • This wonder is situated in the historic centre of Rieti; the main façade facing with the porch and the belfry onto piazza Cesare Battisti and was restored in the Romanesque style in the first half of the twentieth century. The churchyard is covered by a porch added in 1458 and from here you can reach the three entrances of the Cathedral, the baptistery and the Bell Tower. The exterior is in Romanesque style, the Interior is in Baroque style, with a Latin cross plan and aisles. There are diGian Lorenzo Bernini, Lorenzo Ottoni, sculptures and paintings by Lorenzo Torresani, Andrea Sacchi, Francesco Romanelli and Vincenzo Manenti. Under Bishop Angelo Capranica the Cathedral was embellished in 1458 by building the porch which gathered Church, baptistery and the Bell Tower in a single architectural body. The Interior has been transformed to more shooting from the side chapels that have altered the original structure. Among the most important Santa Barbara, one of the most important and most lavishly decorated, the Santa Caterina, San Giuseppe and San Rocco. The baptistery, which constitutes a body in its own right and is adjacent to the Cathedral that is linked from the porch, houses the museo del tesoro. Finally, under the floor of the Cathedral there is the Romanesque crypt consists of one room, built between 1109 and 1157 and also known as the lower basilica. Anyway, a nice gem to behold.
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  • Beautiful nave and the paintings of the side chapels. Even the crypt and choir. From here begins the path of St. Francis.
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  • Beautiful church reminiscent of an ancient past
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  • A very nice place of worship.
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