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Cathedral (Duomo di Gubbio)

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Address: Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
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Interesting if a Little Dour in Character

The Cathedral tower can be seen from below but ascending up from the Palazzo Grande below along narrow streets you suddenly come across the rather bare frontage of the... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Cathedral tower can be seen from below but ascending up from the Palazzo Grande below along narrow streets you suddenly come across the rather bare frontage of the Cathedral. Inside it has heavy stone vaulting on unadorned solid piers. The nave is ill proportioned and lacks the delight of other Churches in Italy. It matches the rest of Gubbio... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The church sits on the top of the hill with great views of Gubbio. The church itself is architecturally interesting and there are some very fine paintings inside. Note that you can take an elevator up to visit it, which is free.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In spite of the enthusiastic reviews by others we didn't find much to be excited about in the cathedral apart from the lovely stained glass windows. They were wonderfully restored by artists from the Studio of Moretti Caselli in Perugia (see separate review).

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having visited Assisi and a number of other churches in the area, I was knocked out by the Cathedrale at the very top of the old town. Not over ornate (S Francesco in Assisi), perfetto.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Everything about the architecture leads you to the altar area where a gorgeous window sheds light on what's going on. Church has art from local artists. Use the town elevator and you will be less cranky when you are visiting.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place is often described in guide books as being less decorative than other duomos in Umbria. This is a gross mis-observation and misrepresentation of a spectacular building. Well worth a visit and for architects it is a must see edifice

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A quick stop over in the cathedral is a must when walking round the town. The fantastic stain glass window at the end is a wonder.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Stunning hill town, clings to mountain face, beautiful central square, cathedral and palazzo dei consuli.

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Cervo, Italia
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

The Duomo of Gubbio commands awe with its tall, single nave vault and air of bare solemnity. Easy to picture in the mind a procession of monks singing polyphonic laudas.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A refreshingly simple early building with a beautiful and unadorned vaulted ceiling. Beautiful and worth visiting but a long walk up to the top of the hill, so make use of the free lift if you are feeling less energetic..

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