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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Spoleto fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Construction of the Duomo begun around 1175 and completed in 1227. The huge Filipo Lippi fresco alone will blow you away! Lippi’s tomb is here (1469). Also, there is an authentic letter written from.....  more »
  • Spoleto is my vote for hidden gem in Italy! It is a most beautiful little town in Umbria with the delicious smell of truffles everywhere, wonderrful Shopping and several churches, Of which the Duomo.....  more »
  • This is a must "go see." Very beautiful on the inside and out! I didn't have time to do the guided tour but I would have like to.  more »
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  • In addition to the magnificent Lippi, Pinturrichio and Siculo fresco cycles, this architectural gem is also home to an array of other impressive artworks.
  • A stunningly beautiful chuch, both inside and out, in a grand piazza!
  • Beautiful Cathedral (or Cathedral) that fills the scene that can be admired from the steps in front. inside stands out the cosmatesca flooring and frescoes of Filippo Lippi buried on site at the behest of Lorenzo de' Medici. The 13th-century frescoes placed on the left of the central altar are beautiful. The cathedral houses a rare autographed letter from St. Francis.
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  • Kathedral, which was built for the First time in 956 A.D., was later 1067 and became the final in the 12th century/Built firstly on AC 956 then 1067 and took the latest version on 12th century.
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  • l Spoleto Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, is located on the bottom of the scenic square overlooked by the 16th-century palazzo Rancani (later Arroni), palazzo della Signoria, the octagonal church of Santa Maria della Manna and the little theater Caio Melisso. Description Built in Romanesque style in the 12th century the ancient Church of Santa Maria in bishopric, has an imposing façade, made of stone blocks and flanked by the mighty square bell tower. The upper part of the façade is divided into two bands superimposed by a cornice supported by blind arches. In higher order three rosettes and three large arched niches; in the Middle, you can admire the Byzantine mosaic with Christ enthroned between the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist (1207). In the lower order alternate five rosettes, of which the Central, largest, is full of carvings and ornate mosaics and is flanked by the symbols of the four evangelists. Still, the Renaissance portico, designed by Antonio Barocci, opens onto the outside with five round arches separated by Corinthian columns. At the entrance to the Cathedral, a magnificent portal (before 1198) is decorated in the Romanesque style. The Interior of the Church, radically transformed in the first half of the 17th century, is in Baroque style and has a Latin cross with three naves of six bays each, transect, large semicircular apse and dome without the drum. The Romanesque cathedral remains the mosaic floor of the nave, largely from the 12th century. Niche in contraffacciata, a bronze bust of Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1640). A fresco depicting a Madonna and Saints by Pinturicchio decorates the apse of the first chapel of the right aisle. Prior right transept you can admire the painted cross by Alberto Sotio (1187) in the iconography of Christ living in Central Italy (triumphans) developed. In the right transept, the altar painting by Annibale Carracci and by the left wall, the tomb of the painter Filippo Lippi (died in Spoleto in 1469), drawn by his son Filippino and made by unknown Florentine sculptor of the 16th century. To the right of the presbytery, the baroque chapel of the holy icon is so called because of the presence of a 12th-century Byzantine, donated to the city by Frederick Barbarossa as a sign of peace. The apse is covered by beautiful frescoes by Filippo Lippi and AIDS, depicting the life of the Virgin (1467-1469). At the center of the presbytery there is the altar in polychrome marble, by Giuseppe Valadier (1792), flanked by four tall columns candle holder. Open, finally, on the left aisle, the chapel of the relics, which preserves wooden sculptures and inlays of the 16th century, and one of only two extant autograph letters of St. Francis, addressed to Brother Leo.
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