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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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  • It is located next to the Palazzo Ducale and since this is the most important Church of the city we are in front of the religious power versus political power (so much so that Federico da Montefeltro in his day ordered its reconstruction), not a bad thing. The Church was built on the remains of the Renaissance Cathedral retaining exactly the size though in neoclassical style and was the work of Giuseppe Valadier. The Cathedral is preceded by a wide staircase, with a pediment decorated with five statues, three of which represent the theological virtues, the other two respectively Sant'Agostino and San Crescentino, patron saint of Urbino. The dome that crowns the Cathedral is really high, while on the right stands the bell tower really massive. The Grand interior of the Cathedral has a three naves with barrel vaults to great effect. In the altars of the side aisles are paintings by more than good art-historical prestige, type the translation of the Holy House of Loreto by Ridolfi, 2° martyrdom of St Sebastian and the last supper by Drays and the assumption of Maratta. On the main altar a large canvas depicting the assumption, s. Crescentino Unterberger and blessed Mainardo.
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  • Unfortunately it was the Sunday of the tremendous earthquake in late October and for safety reasons, the basilica was closed for testing so I had to be content to see it from the outside which is already a pretty sight. very curious about the difference between the style of the facade and the brick body, curious as well the porch on the left side but this creates imbalances in my opinion, however Nice the whole building which appears solemn and majestic although flanked the immense and valuable Doge's Palace.
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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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  • Good old church with a nice simple interior.
  • architettura molto bella, risalta nel panorama deo tetti della città
  • Beautiful.
  • 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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