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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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  • Beautiful Cathedral dedicated to San Giusto. The Interior is very nice and well worth a visit. Only downside: is dark. An ounce of extra lighting meterebbe highlighting its beauties
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  • After visiting the Arco d'augusto walked in this Cathedral, an austere and silent as the snowy mountains that surround it. A moment of prayer and admiration. Alberto Camacho Rimini
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  • Cathedral of Susa, San Giusto, I'd say it's a destination not discard as both historical and cultural. Roman city centre close to the Park of Augustus (to clean I would say). stands majestically, especially the Bell Tower (note that the Sundial willing to East is also two zodiac signs cancer and Capricorn probably the birth and death of the Sun ... I will not explain the story but would anyone here, the only flaw is that there are no guides (a bit like the rest of Susa) the tourist office almost nonexistent and if you ask info to give a handbill and indicate the road clearly identified .... go to the and ask ... ussignur. The Cathedral inside is very dark (fortunately open) so a little lugubrious but are unable to enjoy them at full of artistic and architectural beauty. Terrible the chandeliers ... even if switched off (maybe hold them off for that). Otherwise all ok ... advice
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  • Remarkable handmade quality with six simple bricks. Similar to the great work done at the Palazzo Carignano in Turin
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  • It is impressive. I was in 2010 and do not understand how there are no queues to go visit it.
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