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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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  • The Church was founded by the father of Adelaide of Susa, the Marquis of Turin, Ulric Manfred between 1027 and 1029. It was part of a Benedictine monastery until the mid-16th century after 1770 it was raised to a bishopric. Beautiful exterior frescoes and the splendid Romanesque Bell Tower. Inside, among other works, in the apse of the right, the triptych of the Madonna of Rocciamelone is totally unique. Even the triptych of dia bandwidth deserves. And, still, a wooden statue, of the late Gothic style, called "Marquise Adelaide."
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  • Sort in the early years after the 11th century, after many twists and turns, also named owned down the centuries, before Benedictine Abbey, then subsequently erected and officiated by the Basilica Collegiata by Lateran canons, finally in 1772, with the erection of the Diocese of Susa, it became Cathedral. very nice three-nave Interior, reminiscent of the Gothic style, and the various side chapels, especially that of the Madonna del Rocciamelone and SS. Sacramento. Impressive the triptych of the Virgin and child with the painting of the Madonna with the shroud and the Saint Peter and Saint Lawrence Basilica altar, then various. interesting statues and antique marble Bell Tower. The Cathedral is located right in the historical centre of the town.
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  • Beautiful exterior frescoes, charming Romanesque ones. A very elegant grandeur are the Bell Tower with Sundial and Savoy Door next to the Cathedral.
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