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Cathedral, Spoleto

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Entering the 12th-century Cathedral, you'll first notice Solsterno's reflective pink-and-white mosaic decorating the portico's arches. Inside, head to your left to see the cross Alberto Sotio painted in 1187 in the 12th-century style depicting Christ still alive. Look up to the apse to find the Stories of the Virgin Filippo Lippi frescoes, which date from the mid-15th century. The church also houses several chapels. In the Chapel of the Holy Icons, you can see the tablet Emperor Frederick Barbarossa donated to the city as a sign of peace in 1185. Other relics include the perfectly preserved letter St. Francis wrote to Brother Leo on goatskin parchment. Inside the fresco-decorated rectory, view the crypt of St. Primianus, the only surviving relic of the eighth-century church that first stood on this spot. Put Cathedral into our Spoleto itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Spoleto.
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  • If experiencing a site can encapsulated or distill the essence of a place than this superb architectural edifice does it both from the facade outside and glorious interior. The art is impressive as ar...  more »
  • A real highlight, one need to see the fresco by Fra Filippo Lippi in the choir, A masterpiece to see and see again  more »
  • We arrived just in time for a Mass. Enjoyed the experience in this beautiful Duomo. We enjoyed the 1500 year chapel and the beautiful frescoes. Worth a stop.  more »
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  • Fantastic fresco "Coronation of the Virgin" is a striking unretouched painting in the ceiling of the Duomo, by Fra Felippo Lippi.
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  • What about ... hard to remain impassive in front of this church. the large square offers more perspective to the white façade and impressive.
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  • Really nice Cathedral, and the views from the steps above that opens into the piazza is worth!
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  • THE SPOLETO CATHEDRAL IT'S BEAUTIFUL, REALLY WORTH TO GO THERE, EVEN THE COUNTRY DESERVES IT, I RECOMMEND IT.
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