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Duomo (Cattedrale di San Zeno)

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia, Italy
Phone Number: 0573-25-095
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Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest...
This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest piazzas in Italy.
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Beautiful medieval Duomo trio, the Cathedral best of all

The Duomo trio (the church, the baptistery and the bell tower) are definitely worth visiting; you have to make sure you see Pisano's pulpit at San'Andrea and the terracottas of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Duomo trio (the church, the baptistery and the bell tower) are definitely worth visiting; you have to make sure you see Pisano's pulpit at San'Andrea and the terracottas of della Robbia at the Ospedale. Pistoia is a wonderful place to visit, so much calmer than Florence with great art from both the medieval and the Renaissance periods. San Zeno,... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Duomo (with its unique porch) is a beautiful example of 13th c. architecture. The Silver Altar rivals Ghilberti's Doors of Paradise for drama and dynamic modeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is another nice church. It was quiet and I was the only visitor most of the time I was there. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Pistoia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

If you are already in Pistoia you have to step into Duomo of Pistoia. Gret piece of architecture and very nice pieces of old christian artefacts. Look on the right from the altar - some remainings of saints we stored here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Those in charge have prominent signs displayed forbidding all photographs even when there are no services. I tried to get close enough to see a fresco near the altar and the Beadle screamed at me to go away. I wasn't even trying to take a photograph, just enjoy the art that I had studied.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

With not quite the splendour of some of the Tuscan Duomo's this place was still a great work of architectural splendor. It seems to have been wedged in against the other buildings in the piazza. No photos even without flash are allowed which is a shame. the piazza outside is full of activity not full of tourists here you meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The whole medieval center of Pistoia is very well preserved, and very compact. Its also very pretty and definitely worth a visit. Its also the center of the night life in the area, so going for a leisurely meal of tasty Tuscan fare folllowed by a late night cocktail (Limoncello!) or two while soaking up the atmosphere is always a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This square has a museum, the "court house", Governor's building if I read it right, 2 coffee shops, and daily entertainment (and of course several churches). Most days and every evening someone has been out there blowing large bubbles for the children. In late afternoon families come to visit. Wednesday and Saturday is a large flea market. It has tall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We visited 5 cathedrals on our tour and whilst not the most architecturally imposing this was the best kept. It's tall, bare, Romanesque interior walls are a complete contrast to the later exterior cladding. There is a good crypt and a magnificent wall painting in a south chapel. I didn't find the famous solid silver altarpiece very exciting, but then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you have to kill some time before going to the Blues festival. Yep, another Duomo, nothing fancy, but nice Della Robbia decoration in the front portal

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