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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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  • Beautiful Cathedral which can be reached down a sweeping staircase that opens up to the large square in front of the Cathedral ... Worth a visit!
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  • When art blends into the landscape come these wonders that are found only in Italy, inter alia in the context of a clean environment and polite people!
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  • Monumental construction, surprising for its architecture, splendor. Given the location in the mountains and fault, praise to the builders. Inside is also very beautiful.
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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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  • Great view out ... The prospect with the staircase in front is super impressive. Inside is nice and cared for. There are some goodies to see ... As the manuscript of St. Francis
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  • Arriving from SS are in front of your Spoleto and the beautiful Cathedral which dominates at the top. The atmosphere of ancient times
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  • Just look out over the square does remain open-mouthed, imposing and majestic. Beautifully decorated and beautiful in its simplicity, this is what struck me right away as soon as I saw it. When you enter is then a continuous succession of gazes all around and with the ability to observe and understand how much art is to enrich this shrine. You can not miss a visit to this gem if you pass in the area. Visited April 2014
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