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The Cathedrals of the art cities

 

Different styles, sensational beauty

 

The art cities in the Marche boast splendid Cathedrals, full or works of art and Diocesan Museums with lots to see. The first and foremost among these is the Cathedral of Ancona, dedicated to St. Ciriaco, one of the most interesting medieval churches in Italy, where Romanesque style merges with Byzantine. Pesaro Cathedral has a stunning large mosaic floor dating from the mid 6th century AD. Fermo Cathedral, rebuilt by Frederick II, retains its imposing Romanesque-Gothic façade and an atrium filled with frescoes from the 14th Century. The Cathedral of St. Emidio, the patron saint of Ascoli Piceno and protector of earthquakes, is worthy of a visit especially for the crypt which houses the mausoleum with the Saint's body and a wonderful polyptych by Carlo Crivelli.


 
 
 

The Cathedrals of the art cities

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Macerata - Cathedral of Saint Julian

Macerata - Cathedral of Saint Julian

The modern cathedral of Saint Julian was designed by the architect Cosimo Morelli and it was built between 1459 and 1464. In the incomplete façade there...

Discover the attraction of Ancona - the Cathedral of St. Cyriacus

Ancona - the Cathedral of St. Cyriacus

The Cathedral of St. Cyriacus represents the emblem of Ancona, both for its geographical position as well as for its historical and religious meaning. The...

Discover the attraction of Jesi - Cathedral of S. Settimio

Jesi - Cathedral of S. Settimio

The Cathedral was built between the XIII and XIV centuries by Giorgio di Como, probably on the foundations  of a Roman temple in the Roman forum area....

 
Discover the attraction of Fermo- Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

Fermo- Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

The skyline of Fermo is dominated by the profile of the Cathedral, which is right on the top of the hill, surrounded by a garden.  having the most...

Discover the attraction of Fabriano - Cathedral of San Venancio

Fabriano - Cathedral of San Venancio

The Cathedral of St. Venancio is one of the most important and prestigious churches of the Marche, both for its fine architectural structures and for...

Discover the attraction of Urbino - Cathedral

Urbino - Cathedral

Urbino’s Cathedral, the Duomo, was built by the bishop Beato Mainardo in 1062 and dedicated to Virgin Mary of the Assumption. In the 15th century it was...

 
Discover the attraction of Pesaro - Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Pesaro - Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

The cathedral is along Via Rossini. The first early Christian cathedral of Pesaro dated back to the 5th century and it was within the perimeter of the ancient...

Discover the attraction of Ascoli Piceno - Cathedral of Saint Emidius

Ascoli Piceno - Cathedral of Saint Emidius

On one side of central Piazza Arringo is the "Cathedral of Saint Emidius". The cathedral underwent many adaptations between the eighth and sixteenth centuries....

Discover the attraction of Senigallia - Cathedral of Senigallia

Senigallia - Cathedral of Senigallia

The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle was built at the end of the 18th century. The façade was added in the second half of the 19th century, due to...

 
Discover the attraction of Fano - Cathedral of The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Fano - Cathedral of The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

The Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption, stands on Via Arco di Augusto. It was rebuilt in 1140 after a fire had destroyed the earlier building. Its...

Discover the attraction of Camerino - Cathedral of SS. Annunziata

Camerino - Cathedral of SS. Annunziata

The Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Camerino - San Severino Marche, dedicated to the Santissima Annunziata (Most Holy Annunciation), is the result of...

Discover the attraction of Recanati - Cathedral of S. Flaviano

Recanati - Cathedral of S. Flaviano

From the original church devoted to S. Flaviano and elevated to the status of Cathedral in 1240, then built over a previous sacred structure, today only very...

 
Discover the attraction of Osimo - Cathedral of  S. Leopardo

Osimo - Cathedral of S. Leopardo

The Cathedral of St. Leopardo is the most important religious building in Osimo and stands at the highest point, on the site of an ancient pagan temple.The...

 
 
 

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