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Duomo di Ravello

Piazza Vescovado, 84010, Ravello, Italy
+39 089 858311
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The Cathedral, built during the 11th century, consists of three naves, separatred by two colonnades, each of which is formed by eight coloumns of granite, transept and crypt. The famous bronze doors, made by Barisano from Trani using the relief-techinque, were given to the Cathedral in 1179 by Sergio Muscettola, an important member of the Ravello patriciate. The ambo of Epistle (12th Century)is marked by bizantine decorations and is decorated by mosaics representing the Giona's story, a symbol of the Death and Resurrection of Christ. The pulpit made by Nicola di Bartolomeo from Foggia in 1272 is a present of Nicola Rufolo. It rests on six twist coloums adorned with mosaics; the backs of six lions are the base of these coloums. It's richly adorned with mosaic slabs representing geometrical, animal and plant decorations. Th marble chapel of St. Pantaleone, patron of Ravello, was built during the 17th century to preserve the precious relic of the patrons's blood. The miracle of liquefaction dates from 1057 in Constantinople.
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Piazza Vescovado, 84010, Ravello, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This church is easy to find as it is the center of town. It is not as ornate as some of the larger churches but it is still nice. The central nave contains the "Pulpit of the Gospels" created in 1272. There is a chapel...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No visit to Ravello would be complete without a visit to this lovely Duomo. Situated in the main square with views from the steps across the valley to die for! When you’ve paid your respects there are plenty of places to have a good lunch!

Thank irbylegend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of Ravello main square. If it is good enough for Jackie O. it's good enough for all who came all the way up to Ravello.

Thank Nadia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to the duomo is around the side just opposite the Villa Rufolo - you can't get in via the main doors. There is a small entrance fee but it is just a couple of euros. We were the only people in there so...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Found it difficult to gain entry. Main doors closed with directions to go to one side. This too was closed but eventually we found we had to go through the museum (small entry charge) to gain access. I'm glad I bothered (but don't bother with...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

It is where everything is happening in the town of Ravello and on the weekends there are a couple nicely arranged wedding of which I enjoy the ceremony. Plenty of local cafes nearby to hang out as well to soak in the atmosphere and with...More

Thank Maryann T
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This beautiful duomo has intricate design and detail. The bronze doors are amazing along with beautiful mosaic artwork. Hard to believe it dates back to the 12th century.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

In the seventeenth-century chapel to the left of the presbytery is the phial of blood of san Pantaleone This was a relic in Ravello in 1112 and that each year presents the phenomenon of liquefaction and only in July during the feast....a phenomenon that has...More

Thank Armando G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The duomo isn't as big as expected but it's fine. Ravello is a small town so there's only so much you can do. I would only come here if I ran out of things to do but it's quite small and nothing special.

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It's a small town, so it makes sense that the duomo would pale in comparison to Florence, Milan, Siena etc. And it does. Worth a visit, but hardly breathtaking.

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Response from Barisano76 | Property representative |
The lion in the medieval iconography is the symbol of Christ. Jesus si also called "the lion of Judah".
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