Susa Cathedral, Susa

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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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  • Splendid cathedral set in place full of history and spectacular monuments. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Nestled in the heart of the old town, it's the bell tower that serves as a landmark to find. Hidden behind the door of Savoy, with frescoes that tell the story of the site, the Saint just Cathedral reveals its Romanesque beauties. Its gilded wood altar is to discover, in the twilight of the choir.
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  • Susa has a beautiful Centre with pedestrian streets, shops and restaurants, but the most beautiful are the Roman ruins. Found the Arch of Augustus, the Roman aqueduct, arena also accessible inside and the door Savoy which is part of the Church of San Giusto, inside is all painted, very nice to visit the altar ...
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