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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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  • Only from the outside, leaves you speechless, illuminated at night. Not to be missed. A must in Spoleto.
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  • Just lovely with its architecture which centred on whether the sight of those coming from the North, at night is even more beautiful
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  • This beautiful Cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, in Romanesque style and its façade is complemented by a Renaissance portico. remarkable frescoes inside.
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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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