Cathedral, Urbino

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Urbino Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Urbino, Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1986 it has been the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado, and was previously the seat of the Archbishops of Urbino.HistoryThe first cathedral on the site was built here in 1021, to replace an earlier one located outside the city walls. Under the patronage of Count Federico da Montefeltro, it was rebuilt in the 15th century, based on a design attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Construction was not finished until 1604. The west front, using stone quarried from Furlo, was designed by Camillo Morigia and completed in 1782. It was ornamented with five statues, representing the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, between Saint Augustine to the left and Saint John Chrysostom to the right.On January 12, 1789, a powerful earthquake toppled the cupola, and made a reconstruction necessary. The project was entrusted to Giuseppe Valadier, and completed by 1801 in the present Neoclassical style.
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  • The main religious building of the city of Urbino, built in 1021, originally was small, and in 1400 at the behest of Federico da Montefeltro. It is now closed after the earthquake in 2016 and then are visible only the façade (three statues on the pediment, depict the theological virtues, faith, hope, charity, and gable are those of Saint Augustine and Saint John Chrysostom), the large and impressive entrance staircase next to the crypt. .. .
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  • The nave and the two aisles are very impressive, very large, wide, elegant and also nobel
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  • Beautiful Cathedral both externally and internally (see pictures). Unfortunately due to the earthquake that struck the southern part of the Marche the Cathedral was closed for restoration. Hopefully soon. At the time (talking to the tourist office in piazza) there is no completion date.
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  • Good old church with a nice simple interior.
  • Beautiful and interesting cathedral.
  • Beautiful.
  • 3 stars for the impotence of the structure. from outside ... A lot of disappointment there the bridge of May 1 and find a measly cartel closed for renovation, although on the town's website and on the application of Urbino was not advised of the temporary closure. Many tourists arrived at the portal turned her heels with the snout ...
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  • five star hospitality of the city and its inhabitants the City beauty ... ... ... ... A STAR (maybe HALF) because no site (plain, dioceses, etc) warned of the closure of the dome. Many tourists like me and my wife, Italian and not, they turned their heels with such sadness inside.
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