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Cappella del Corporale

Orvieto, Italy
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Cappella del Corporale

The chapel of the Corporal was in use by an English speaking preacher so we had to come back later... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron S
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New York City, New York
Gem within a gem

Il Duomo is a gem in itself. And inside you will find another gem, this chapel enriched by fresco... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
CarloLesmo
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Lesmo, Italy
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This Gothic church, built to celebrate the so-called Miracle of Bolsena (1263 AD,) contains the sacred corporale (altar cloth) that is locked in a huge, jewel-encrusted casket and a number of magnificent frescoes by the 14th-century painter Ugolino di Prete, which describes the miracle.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chapel of the Corporal was in use by an English speaking preacher so we had to come back later. The chapel has interesting 14th century frescoes.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Il Duomo is a gem in itself. And inside you will find another gem, this chapel enriched by fresco paintings, statues and the beautiful painting Madonna dei Raccomandati by Lippo Memmi.

Thank CarloLesmo
Reviewed 20 November 2016

At this time, the "miracle cloth" is not displayed, and the chapel is restricted for those who wish to pray...you may look at the lovely frescoes inside, but you can't view them close up.

Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed 29 October 2016

According to the genial Italian at the desk, the chapel houses a very special cloth. If my understanding of the gentleman was correct (my Italian being rather pants), a miracle occurred where the bread of communion, which was wrapped in the now-sacred cloth, became the...More

Thank BerrylandsNeia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This side chapel in the Duomo is very much worth a visit. It has some confronting frescoes, but the artwork, atmosphere and spiritual experience is moving. The altar cloth is superb!

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Many visitors may not be aware of the background of the story of the Miracle of Bolsena. It concerns an event in 1263 when during the Holy Mass a consecrated Host bled and Drops of Blood fell onto the Corporal (this is the cloth used...More

1  Thank BeatiMundoCorde
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Cappella del Corporale‬ ‪Orvieto‬,‎very nice place ..every thing is great , historical , but you can't take photos inside ..

Thank 1,07,64,36,47,731
Reviewed 13 June 2016

possibly the most beautiful and ornate duomo in Italy. the facade is as stunning as anything in florence and much easier to access

Thank richardmilner
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Inside the Duomo one finds a chapel that is adorned with paintings of incredible merit, worth a visit.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Inside the Duomo to the left of the altar is this beautiful chapel featuring old frescos ans sculpture. The Corporale was not on display but a private group was participating in a mass there and we were able to celebrate from just outside the gate,...More

Thank onlaydoc
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