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Spoleto Cathedral
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Spoleto - Duomo di Spoleto

Spoleto - Duomo di Spoleto
The site, now occupied by the Duomo di Spoleto (aka "Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta"), was probably the place of an episcopal complex already in paleo-Christian times. In 956 here was the church "Santa Maria del Vescovado", that got replaced by another in 1067, dedicated to San Primiano. This church got destroyed by Barbarossa's troops, when they devastated Spoleto.

The construction of the Spoleto Cathedral begun before 1175 and was completed in 1227. At that time, the cathedral was a Romanesque building. But from 1638, when the Baroque style got en vogue, the interior was significantly modified. The floor of the nave was not changed and still has a Cosmatesque design.

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