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Duomo di Salerno

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Address: Piazza Alfano I, Salerno, Italy
Phone Number: 089-23-13-87
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Stunning!

An amazing cathedral, so light and airy considering that it was built in the 11th century. In the church itself there are some amazing mosaics, but the highlight is the crypt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

An amazing cathedral, so light and airy considering that it was built in the 11th century. In the church itself there are some amazing mosaics, but the highlight is the crypt. Amidst a forest of pillars there is the supposed tomb of St Matthew, but the best part is the ceiling, completely covered by brilliant frescoes of scenes from the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Although the City of Salerno itself is nothing to write home about, it is worth going simply for the Duomo! The main church is light an airy, with beautiful frescoes, however, it is the crypt that makes it worth the visit. It is a glorious confection of coloured marble. A delight and a total surprise! A gorgeously over the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I had a couple of hours in Salerno and didn't know what to do. Se I've check Trip Advisor and saw some good reviews about this place.. But, woooooow! I was not expecting this. It's amazing. The door was closed, it was almost 6 PM, so thought it was closed. Some reviews here sad to open the door anyways, and... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was not just your typical cathedral. The crypt was really cool and one of the twelve apostles bones were there, Mathew.

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Be sure to head downstairs and check out the crypt of St. Matthew. The door to the church was closed -- we were sure glad we opened it. It's a must see.

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Built in the 1100's this cathedral is exquisite. The marble work alone is very pretty and that's not mentioning the dozens of frescoes painted on the ceiling. You must make sure to go downstairs to St Matthews crypt. The paintings beautifully display Christ's ministry. Don't miss this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The church and the crypt were very nice. We especially enjoyed the mosaics by the altar. We were the only ones visiting at the time. You get to the crypt by going down the stairs on the left side towards the front by the altar.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

As far as beauty, this church is like every other one in Rome, for example. As far as religious significance, it's second-to-none! It holds the tomb of the Apostle and Evangelist St. Matthew (as in the Gospel of Matthew author). It also holds the tomb of Pope St. Gregory VII, widely considered to be one of the most influential popes,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We happened to visit it on the Feast Day of San Matteo, when everyone, churchgoer or not, visit it. An exceptional experience!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After all the cathedrals and churches in Rome, I felt desensitised to the beauty of yet another duomo. However, the exquisite fine mosaic work and simply stunning crypt belies belief. Very few tourists Makes the visit even more pleasant.. It's was well worth the look see.

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