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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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  • An absolutely beautiful cathedral nestled into the Italian alps. Lovely area to walk around with close restaurants and coffee shops by.  more »
  • Susa is the city of origin of my family, so I go there often, apart from the Roman remains, triumphal arch, aqueduct, arenas, the Cathedral is majestic, located in the San Giusto, is the main church in Susa, the very-high Romanesque Tower and carried her Savoia are part of a whole, small town of passage between the passes of Mont-Cenis and the Montgenèvre many summer tourists visit the city.
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  • Very pretty and feature the Cathedral of this mountain village, in the old style, situated in the old part of Susa.
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