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Cappella del Corporale

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Address: Orvieto, Italy
Description: This Gothic church, built to celebrate the so-called Miracle of Bolsena...
This Gothic church, built to celebrate the so-called Miracle of Bolsena (1263 AD,) contains the sacred corporale (altar cloth) that is locked in a huge, jewel-encrusted casket and a number of magnificent frescoes by the 14th-century painter Ugolino di Prete, which describes the miracle.
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chapel of the corporal

made in 1350-1356 frescoes painted by ugolino di prete ilario and marble tabernacle attributed to andrea di cione known as orcagna, two marbles angels and silver reliquary; on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Salerno, Italy
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Salerno, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

made in 1350-1356 frescoes painted by ugolino di prete ilario and marble tabernacle attributed to andrea di cione known as orcagna, two marbles angels and silver reliquary; on the left wall small one light glass window with the crucifixion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This chapel houses the relic of the corporale, or cloth in which a priest holds a communion wafer, from the miraculous Mass at Bolsena. Most decoration is fourteenth century. The walls contain frescoes recounting the history of the relic and other miraculous masses. The stupendous silver, gold, and enamel reliquary is in a case, now at eye-level so you can... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Get a guide to explain the significance of the intricate carvings on the exterior and you'll begin to appreciate this architectural gem. We didn't even go inside, but were fascinated as the stories brought it to light. Thank you Insight Vacations and our superb guide, Marco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

What a relief that we now have a scientific explanation for this embarrassing "miracle". The chapel remains a little gem. It is supposed to be a space in the Cathedral reserved for prayer and Mass is celebrated there on weekdays. Unfortunately it seems to be in fact a meeting place for local gossips. I was there one evening while the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

If you have a check list of relics that you are working on then I guess it is worth it. Fortunately it is part of the entry fee for seeing the Signorelli frescoes so take a peek.

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