Spoleto: De Duomo

Spoleto’s kathedraal van Santa Maria Assunta, oftewel de Duomo, kan zeker tot de vele hoogtepunten van de stad worden gerekend. De huidige Duomo werd in de late twaalfde en vroege dertiende eeuw gebouwd en verving toen een eerdere kathedraal die vermoedelijk uit de achtste of negende eeuw dateerde. Deze eerdere…

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Umbria: Amelia (part 1)

The main reason we wanted to visit the lovely town of Amelia was its archaeological museum. This museum has a larger-than-life bronze statue of the Roman general Germanicus (15 BCE-19 CE) on display. Germanicus was a son of Nero Claudius Drusus, brother of the emperor Tiberius. Drusus had died in…

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Spoleto: The Duomo

Spoleto’s cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta or Duomo can certainly be counted among the city’s many highlights. The current Duomo was built in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century and replaced an earlier cathedral which seems to date from the eighth or ninth century. This earlier cathedral, known as…

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