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Duomo di Salerno

Piazza Alfano I, Salerno, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Salerno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Perth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Some renovation work going on but beautiful church and the crypt is amazing. Centrally located. The doors seem to be shut but the church is accessible. Not sure about opening and closing times.

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Hardwick, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Gorgeous marble work. Downstairs there are cubby holes, covered in glass, that contain bones. In just the right light you can see the greasy forehead prints of the people who needed a closer look.

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Another lovely cathedral, although the crypt is the most interesting part. Very quiet, hardly any other visitors.

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Maybe I've just seen entirely too many churches and Duomos after living in Italy and traveling Europe for 2 years, but the church itself was certainly nothing to write home about. The downstairs crypt and altar were beautiful, but The Duomos and baptisteries of Florence, Pisa and Naples (just to name a few) and definitely St. Vitus' cathedral in Prague... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

In the basement of the Duomo, quite an elaborate cathedral, lies (supposedly) the body of Saint Matthew. It is a shrine, unlike any we have seen for a mortal man ..... now obviously elevated to another status. The crypt, inlaid marble, frescos, architecture .... are in the class of the most celebrated artifacts in the world. It left those of... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Salerno is frankly not well-endowed with interesting places for historical sight-seeing and as a town does not compare well with the likes of many other places in Italy. This may be partly due to the mass destruction of much of the town during World War 2 when the Allies landed. However, to quote Meatloaf, there is a ruby in a... More

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Lund, Sweden
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We enjoyed our stop to see the cathedral in Sorrento but the parking is a nightmare. We were there in February so I can't imagine what it is like in the summer. Do not drive a car into Salerno and expect to find a parking place. After finding two recommended restaurants, which were both closed (for the season?), we had... More

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Lovely Cathedral, noted for its twin pulpits and the tomb of Pope Gregory V11 (who consecrated the Duomo in 1085). It's built over a pre-existing church which, in turn, was built over a Roman temple, and there are areas within the Duomo where you can look down through plate glass and see the previous ruins. But just wait until you... More

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St.Petersburg, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

No crowds, no specific too ecclesiastic pressure - you can feel yourself a tourist, a pilgrim - or both... Stunning crypt - with the relics of St.Matthew, decorated with murals on the ceiling and pietro duro on the walls and pillars. Walking through narrow central streets - one can not imagine such a structure being hidden behind its walls.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Hard to believe that what we saw was put together by human artisans. The craftsmanship in the crypt was truly amazing. We were told that weddings are occasionally held there. Don't miss it.

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