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Address: Piazza IV Novembre/Piazza Danti, 06123, Perugia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 572 3832
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Vast, staid, Gothic Cathedral

The Cathedral must be seen as an integral part of Piazza IV Novembre along with the Cardinal's Palace and the beautiful Museum of Anthropology of Perugia. The Church is immense... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't make a trip to Perugia without stopping at the main cathedral (known as il Duomo). It's a commanding structure that dates back hundreds of years. During that time it's taken on many transformations to become what it is today. The interior of the church is decorated in a sumptuous gothic style, which is in great contrast to its... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another amazing place, full of history, in this beautiful old city. Whether sitting on the stops or wandering around, make sure it's on the 'must see' list.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Duomo is a must see if you are in Perugia. The fabulous architecture is worthy of a visit. The quality of the craftsmanship is old world. Structures of this type took hundreds of years to build but last over 900 years and more. Nothing like this in the USA. Stunningly beautiful.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Cathedral must be seen as an integral part of Piazza IV Novembre along with the Cardinal's Palace and the beautiful Museum of Anthropology of Perugia. The Church is immense and very austere. The steps leading up to the entrances seem to be a meeting place for both tourists as well as locals. There is also a GREAT Gelateria right... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This cathedral, which is dedicated to Saint Lorenzo, was built between 1345 & 1490 on the site of a former but smaller church. The cathedral is not that impressive to look at. In fact, as you will see the side facing the central square, is unfinished with only a small area having been completed with the white & pink marble.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

No photographs allowed, but every other tourist was flashing away, oblivious to the respect that this church deserves, and to the annoyance they cause to others. You can spend hours here just looking at the walls and their paintings within chapels, at the lovely stained-glass windows, the fantastic three-dimensional altar sculptures, and the amazingly-painted very high ceilings. Afterwards, don't miss... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

You can't miss this church as you're walking in the city center. Please take a few minutes to view the various paintings.

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Fuerth, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A Must to visit this Place! As very Special of this cathedral is the fully painted ceiling. Not often seen in Italy. It also shows the history of over 500 years of that building. A big Match to your Town visit of Perugia.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Cattedrale di San Lorenzo is a major landmark in Perugia, construction of the building was commenced in 1345 and completed in 1490. Taking a closer look at the exterior walls you can see that the final laying of the white and pink marble was never completed, there is only a small section completed. Entry into the Cathedral is via... More 

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Jacksonville, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a grand cathedral--with amazing art, frescoes, and beautiful little side chapels. Pay attention to the shrine to the Madonna--if you walk around it, you will find many milagros (silver medals that correspond to particular prayers) layered inside old wood frames.A good place to meditate, pray, and light a candle.

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