Gubbio: The Duomo

The Duomo is often the most beautiful and most richly decorated religious building of a city or town. The Duomo of Gubbio or cathedral of Santi Mariano e Giacomo is unfortunately an exception. It is a dark and chilly building with a slightly gloomy atmosphere. Most Italian cathedrals adjoin large…

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Palestrina: The Duomo

The Duomo of Palestrina is dedicated to Sant’Agapito or Saint Agapitus, a teenage martyr from the third century. Virtually nothing is known about his life, apart from the fact that he was apparently a native of Palestrina, then called Praeneste. The Duomo is located just west of the Piazza Regina…

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Milaan: De Duomo

Het kostte ons zeker anderhalf uur om de Duomo binnen te komen. Er waren behoorlijk stringente veiligheidsmaatregelen van kracht en de rij buiten de kathedraal was vervelend lang. Soldaten in gevechtstenue en met machinegeweren patrouilleerden door de straten en bewaakten de Duomo, een van de beroemdste herkenningspunten van Milaan. Iedere…

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Pisa: De Duomo

Op een gure, winderige, regenachtige dag in mei van 2010 bezochten we de beroemde stad Pisa in Toscane. Pisa heeft een lange en roemruchte geschiedenis, en nergens wordt dit beter geïllustreerd dan op de Piazza dei Miracoli – het Plein van de Wonderen – in het historische centrum van de…

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Fiesole: The Duomo

Fiesole’s Duomo is hardly the most elegant building in Italy. It is simple and robust, made of large blocks of tuff. The Duomo was built in the shape of a classical Roman basilica, with the apse facing southeast. Its official name is the Cattedrale di San Romolo, after the first…

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Pisa: The Duomo

It was a horrible, windy, rainy day in early May of 2010 when we visited the famous city of Pisa in Tuscany. Pisa has a long and illustrious history, and nowhere is this illustrated more than at the Piazza dei Miracoli – the Square of the Miracles – in the…

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