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“hang out to see the brides” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo di Ravello

Duomo di Ravello
Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Ravello
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Owner description: 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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“hang out to see the brides”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Not much of a church; rather unattractive facade on a lovely, open square that is fun day and night. Thursday thru Sunday weddings are frequent. Admire in the back pews or wait with well-wishers on the steps. Photo op! Great panorama and good open air cafes out front: we tried 3 of 4 and had a great time people watching.

Visited September 2013
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“a WONDERFUL CHURCH IN A SPECTACULAR TOWN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

For travelers taking a day trip from Sorrento via bus or other conveyance...get off at Amalfi, skip the crazy crowds and climb up to the magical town of Ravello. You will not be sorry. Site of the famous yearly music festival you will soon see why Ravello has been a destination for notables for many years. The Duomo is a beautiful place to sit and absorb the wonder of this location. The centuries old bronze doors are a marvel as you enter the Duomo.

Visited July 2013
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“Impressive bronze doors”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was not one of my favorite cathedrals on the Amalfi but worth a quick walk through. The bronze doors at the entrance are very impressive.

Visited July 2013
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“The Doors Are Open to the People!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It was the weekend of the festival for the local saint and the Duomo was at the centre of the celebration. With the doors open the curious as well as the devout were equally welcome. Indeed you could sit in the town square outside and hear the music and singing and next day a concert was staged in the cathedral as part of the ongoing summer music festival. The procession left the cathedral after the 7 p.m. mass and toured the town with VIPs and even members of the armed forces. Pure magic and it's how cathedrals should be- open to the public.

Visited July 2013
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“Start your visit to Ravello here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

In a relatively small space, if you're willing to explore the entire town by foot over a couple of days, Ravello offers as many sights of interest and stunning views as perhaps any place I know. It's also a shopper's paradise, especially for high-level ceramics. But start your visit with the Duomo directly in the center of town as you get oriented. It's more modest in scale and Moorish hints than its great counterpart in the town of Amalfi, but it's still quite beautiful and worth 15 minutes of your time (especially the grand marble pulpit in the center of the church).

Visited May 2013
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