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Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Pisa
The third architectural masterpiece that dominates the Piazza dei miracoli is the Duomo, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, which is also the city's cathedral. The Duomo is a Pisan Romanesque masterpiece, which was created from this church and then exported to Florence and the rest of Tuscany, but also to Corsica and Sardinia (which at the time were controlled by the Republic of Pisa). The Duomo was built starting from 1063 under the project of the architect Buscheto, who fused classical, Norman, Byzantine, paleo-Christian and Arab elements, imitating the style of the Islamic countries that entertained flourishing maritime trade with Pisa. Since its construction, the Duomo wanted to represent the prestige and wealth achieved by the Maritime Republic of Pisa at the time of its maximum expansion, testified, on the outside, by the rich decorations with multicolored marble, mosaics and bronze objects, and inside by the use of fine black and white marbles and gray marble columns.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16957 W: 130 N: 35032] (193975)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-23 2:25
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