Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Rieti

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  • Placed in the historical center of the city, in its highest part, in Piazza Cesare Battisti, is divided into upper and lower Basilica (which corresponds to the crypt). The original cathedral dating from the 6th century and was dedicated to St Mary, this is the result of renovations of the 12th century, so the original Romanesque style was changed, especially inside, and the Church took an elegant Baroque style. The façade, originally unfinished, was completed in the 20th century in the Romanesque style; the top is decorated with hanging arches and has three mullioned Windows splayed while down, half of 1400, was added a portico in which there are three gateways, corresponding to the three aisles. The Interior has a Latin cross plan with four chapels that open in the right nave and five in the left one, plus two to shut down the aisles; the presbytery hosts the altar that holds the remains of the Patron Saint, Santa Barbara, and which is located in the crossing, before the deep Apse decorated with frescoes of the 19th century. Under the floor of the transept there is the Romanesque crypt, built between 1109 and 1157, which is connected to the adjacent Palazzo Papale through a vestibule and accessed by stairs that are located at the end of the two aisles. The crypt has a single Hall divided by columns in nine small naves by three bays; the capitals of the columns are decorated with stylized forms and essential plant or type; traces of frescoes on the walls of 1300. Interesting ...
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  • Very interesting despite its simplicity façade the Interior while rich in ancient remains left me a little cold
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  • A beautiful, large and well structured. In the period that I've been there was work behind the altar, but with the necessary protections the tourist could visit it all in complete safety. Beautiful is an understatement, I invite you, one to see.
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  • Must see place in Rieti. Wonderful cathedral with many chapels built with different styles and an underground crypt ideal for meditation.
  • Beautiful original complex of the 6th century with a crypt of the 1100 (about) that needs to be visited and the main part (upper Church) by about 1200, but remodeled inside with Baroque interventions. Great little find of a gem.
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  • The baptistery has assumed a magnificent robe.
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  • Beautiful and grandiose Cathedral. How much sweat and how many resources of the people they helped so much magnificence, rewarded with the earthquake that surprises Pope Boniface VIII. But it served to crowned King and powerful reeds: this seems to serve the churches.
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  • Very nice
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