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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta - Spoleto (PG)

Descending from Piazza Campello and going along Via Aurelio Saffi, shortly afterwards the incomparable scenario of Piazza del Duomo opens with the fabulous Romanesque cathedral. On the right is the magnificent Palazzo Arroni, with its graffiti-decorated facade and the magnificent internal nymphaeum. To the left of the square is the eighteenth-century Caio Melisso theater and the sixteenth-century church of the Manna d’Oro. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta dates back to the XII century, the portico is a sixteenth-century addition. The facade, flanked by the mighty bell tower and adorned with eight rose windows, is embellished with the precious 13th century mosaic by Alberto Sotio and a finely worked Romanesque portal. Inside, renovated in the seventeenth century by order of Urban VIII by the Florentine architect Arrigucci, the chapel on the right contains frescoes by Pinturicchio, the apse is frescoed by Filippo Lippi with stories of the life of the Madonna, the mosaic flooring is still the same Romanesque original.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17005 W: 130 N: 35123] (194353)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-16 1:18
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