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The Duomo, or Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, is not as spectacular as are some other cathedrals in this part of the country. It was built in the early 12th century in a Romanesque style with a familiar bands of black and white marble and...More
As we strolled through the old city of volterra it's a sence of calmness. We came across the cathedral and wondered in to find it beautifully done inside .trying to think how much time and effort went into is beyond me
The Romanesque church was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1117 that destroyed most of the town and is located in Piazza San Giovanni. Interior is interesting with alabaster figures and burial vault are beautiful. There are some important paintings and five wooden polychromed figures (the...More
A little town with rich history / it was one of the most important Etrusc settlements in the 4th and 5th century/.In the center you can admire the City hall from year 1208 /Palazzo dei Priori/, the Medici Fortress and the Cathedral with Baptisterium.
We were drawn to this church because of its simple exterior. It is such a contrast to the other more expansive Catholic churches we have seem. Nonetheless, once inside it engenders a deeply spiritual feeling that removes a person from the hustle and bustle of...More
Hello, I just found this on the Duomo web site.
The Cathedral is closed for
restoration from June 1, 2017
until September 23, 2019 !!!"
We were there last Oct. and could only walk around the outside.