Duomo Di Piacenza, Piacenza

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Piacenza Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Piacenza, Italy. It was built between 1122 and 1233 and is one of the most valuable examples of a Romanesque cathedral in northern Italy. The dedication is to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and to Saint Justina. It is the seat of the diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio.
The cathedral has a total external length of 85 m, and a façade height of 32 m, dimensions which make it the largest Romanesque church in Emilia-Romagna. The façade, in Veronese pink marble and gilded stone, is horizontally divided by a gallery that dominates the three portals, decorated with capitals and Romanesque statues.
The interior has a nave and two aisles, divided by twenty-five massive pillars. Its noteworthy frescoes were made in the 14th-16th centuries by Camillo Procaccini and Ludovico Carracci, while the frescos inside the dome are by Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, "il Morazzone", and Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, best known as "Guercino". The presbytery has a wooden sculpture from 1479, wooden choirstalls by Giangiacomo da Genova and 15th-century statues of the Lombard school.
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  • The Catholic Cathedral of Piacenza (Duomo di Piacenza; Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e Santa Giustina) was built in the 12th and 13th century and is one of the most valuable examples of a...  more »
  • The cathedral is the central church of the city built with romanesque architecture between XI and XII centuries,  more »
  • Amazing place of worship. Had a wonderful experience connecting with God. One of best churches I have ever seen. The inside decor is off the chart. Though the priest spoken Italian (which I obviously don't understand) all through mass It was still awesome.
  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen! Really humble and modest in its grandiosity. Something to spend time in and embrace.

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