Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Spoleto

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Entering the 12th-century Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, 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 Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto into our Spoleto itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Spoleto.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Cathedral of Spoleto is famous throughout the world, its façade and the square outside are nice to take your breath away. The frescoes of the apse behind the altar are splendid as the two side chapels. I will not dwell, not being art expert on the numerous works that churn out the walls and various chapels, but I would like to point out that the Cathedral is accessible through an easy escalator traveling the country and reaches up to the fortress.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Facing the duomo a sign suggests to download the app to learn more about the monument. Better from the Store that not using the QR code. Recommended.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Worthy monument with forecourt which enhances the building and where it is placed. Well maintained and easy to visit.
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  • July 7, 2016
    A stunningly beautiful chuch, both inside and out, in a grand piazza!
  • June 18, 2017
    One of the most beautiful places in the world
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  • July 20, 2016
    Lovely antique finish ornate Cathedral, and valuable.
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  • February 6, 2017
    Beautiful rich in art
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  • December 8, 2015
    The exterior is a bit too rural, but the Interior is very nice and charming
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