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The octagonal dome of the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore is very ornate. Unlike the exterior, with the severe Romanesque-Lombard of the twelfth century, the gilding and paintings dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are typically of baroque style.

These ceilings are one of several treasures of the basilica. The choir is decorated with such remarkable inlaid panels. Outside, the north entrance (on the Piazza del Duomo) and the southern entrance (on the piazza Rosate) have beautiful portals, based on lions (photo to come).

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