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Piazza Armerina
28-APR-2008 marie-josée wolff

Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina

The massive Cathedral, built in the 17th-18th century over a pre-existing church and which the current bell tower belongs to in the lower part, while th eupper part is from 1578. Also original are the Catalan-Gothic style windows on the left side. The dome dates from 1768. The façade has a notable portal with spiral columns by Leonardo De Luca. The interior, with a single, large nave, houses the Madonna della Vittoria (Madonna of the Victory), a Byzantine icon traditionally associated to the banner donated by the Pope to Roger I of Sicily during the council of Melfi, as well an unusual two-sided Crucifix by unknown. The Diocesan Museum has reliquiaries, articles of silverware, monstrances and other art works. Nearby is the Palazzo Trigona, from the name of the family who commissioned the church.

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carabias25-Jun-2008 17:28
Bellisima!! V
QUERIDO25-Jun-2008 17:01
Beautiful shot,vote
Ali Majdfar25-Jun-2008 12:42
Stunning capture, ~V
flowsnow25-Jun-2008 11:16
Fantatic architecture!
Tina Todd25-Jun-2008 10:19
Beautiful. Amazing how these massive buildings stay intact for all of these years!!!!
Barbara Heide25-Jun-2008 09:43
magnifique! v
Sofia Solomennikova25-Jun-2008 07:43
Your vertical positioning of the shot and this praying woman give a sense of immensity and belief, V
Paco López25-Jun-2008 05:47
Excelente!! V!!
Gérard Koehl25-Jun-2008 04:19
Magnifique... V
CIS25-Jun-2008 01:36
Sensational architecture!
laine8224-Jun-2008 23:05
Wonderful architecture.
Marcia Colelli24-Jun-2008 22:31
very nice light and capture V
Josée V.24-Jun-2008 21:02
Somptueux Marie-Josée !!
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