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Duomo di Ravello

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Address: Piazza Vescovado, Ravello, Italy
Phone Number: 089858311
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Description: The Cathedral, built during the 11th century, consists of three naves...
The Cathedral, built during the 11th century, consists of three naves, separatred by two colonnades, each of which is formed by eight coloumns of granite, transept and crypt. The famous bronze doors, made by Barisano from Trani using the relief-techinque, were given to the Cathedral in 1179 by Sergio Muscettola, an important member of the Ravello patriciate. The ambo of Epistle (12th Century)is marked by bizantine decorations and is decorated by mosaics representing the Giona's story, a symbol of the Death and Resurrection of Christ. The pulpit made by Nicola di Bartolomeo from Foggia in 1272 is a present of Nicola Rufolo. It rests on six twist coloums adorned with mosaics; the backs of six lions are the base of these coloums. It's richly adorned with mosaic slabs representing geometrical, animal and plant decorations. Th marble chapel of St. Pantaleone, patron of Ravello, was built during the 17th century to preserve the precious relic of the patrons's blood. The miracle of liquefaction dates from 1057 in Constantinople.
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Beautiful church

From the outside this church dosent look as pretty as some of the grander churches and Duomo in Italy however the interior of the church is very impressive. There was a mass going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Its free and its beautifully restored - there is no reason in the world not to visit. You can choose from few cafes all round it after your visit to sip cafe and enjoy the view anywhere from the piazza

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

From the outside this church dosent look as pretty as some of the grander churches and Duomo in Italy however the interior of the church is very impressive. There was a mass going on with a visiting Bishop and there was an impressive entourage of locals and other clergy all dressed up.

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went to Ravello because it was recommended at our b and b. Beautiful place to visit. Had lunch at Duomo lovely paninis 6 Euros, beer 8, cola 4, water 2. Good service, friendly staff. Beautiful place to sit and relax. Would go back if in the area again.

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Civitavecchia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the main Church of Ravello, and it is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. I noticed that the Cathedral still preserves the old bronze doors. Really wonderful!

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Buggenhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It does not take long to visit and is a good way to begin the tour of Ravello, if you plane to visit both Villas you can get a pass for all sites at the museum in the Duomo.

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

"Average" sounds a bit meh. The next rating is "Very Good", and I feel that's overdoing it. "Good" would be about right. The Duomo is a fine building with some great carvings, and has a nice little museum which you can see for a few Euros, and if you like, get a discount ticket for several local sites of interest.

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Camden, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The church is lovely. Never seen so many weddings! Several a day, every day! we enjoyed watching the processionals from a cafe in the Piazza Duomo!

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Gullane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When we first visited the Cathedral it was in a very poor state of repair but over the years since it has slowly but surely been brought up to a very acceptable condition and I always pay it a visit although I am not of that religious persuasion. One of the reviews mentions the blood of Saint Pantaleone but I... More 

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Thebes, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Cathedral is located adjacent the main piazza. A long flight of stairs ascends to the main entrance. The piazza affords excellent views of the countryside. The simple, white façade is reflective of the simplicity of the interior - plain white walls with wooden roof trusses exposed. Rows of simple, grey columns support the walls which divide the Nave from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the duomo in Ravello. It has very unusual feature with a pair of pulpits across from each other in the middle of the church. One has mosaics with a whale swallowing Jonah. The other has the pulpit supported by columns on the backs of six lions. Also notice the bronze doors that are inside the church that... More 

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