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Cattedrale di Urbino, 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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  • We arrived in Urbino by night and decided to visit the Cathedral the following morning. Unfortunately in the night there were earthquakes and then the next day it was not possible to enter the Cathedral because it closed to the public due to structural inspections ... beautiful even from outside
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  • To conclude the visit suggest a visit to the Cathedral, a majestic and well kept, placed next to the Doge's Palace.
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  • Like all Cathedrals definitely deserves a visit. We planted only inward, we have not visited other
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  • Good old church with a nice simple interior.
  • architettura molto bella, risalta nel panorama deo tetti della città
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  • The outside is beautiful. Internally I don't know because when I visited it was closed.
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  • I reviewed the Cathedral 3 years after the first visit and found it more impressive back then: the Interior was very well cleaned and sunlight alights graceful White columns and aisles reflecting a sense of peace. Very beautiful various votive altars placed under the paintings along the aisles and fascinating even the high altar.
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