Susa Cathedral, Susa

Susa Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Susa, Piedmont, in northern Italy. It is the seat of the Bishop of Susa and is dedicated to Saint Justus of Novalesa .In origin it was the church of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Justus, established in 1029 by Marchese Olderico Manfredi to house the newly discovered relics of Saint Justus. The church was built around 1100 and has since been refurbished and restored several times. It was not until 1772 that the bishopric of Susa was created from the territory of the abbey, previously a territorial abbacy, and at that point the abbey church was made the cathedral of the new diocese.The cathedral is a Romanesque style building. The façade has terracotta decorations and is joined to a Roman gate of the 4th century, the Porta Savoia, to the south. Halfway along the south side stands the campanile, with six levels of mullioned windows.The interior is on the Latin Cross plan, with three aisles. It contains a baptistry which is earlier than the present church, and a statue supposedly of Adelaide, Marchioness of Turin, daughter and heiress of Olderico Manfredi and wife of Otto, Count of Savoy, ancestress of the Royal House of Savoy.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The monument is characterized by its unusual positioning, a very dark, oddly asymmetrical Interior. It is essential to good to go around!
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  • August 14, 2017
    The building is very pretty however the Interior is extremely dark, architecture does not have a lot of windows and deserves a good cleaning, the lack of clarity does not admire as it should the altarpieces, the altar, the different statues...
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  • May 1, 2017
    Historic Church of Susa, well maintained, although altered in later centuries. Round ancient Roman ruins and
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