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Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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Oldest painted timber cross in the world

In the centre of town, you can't miss it. Lots of alcoves and worth a visit. Make a donation to... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
Small church in town

This church is located in the pedestrian area of Sarzana. We were there for the Medieval festival... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Orangevale, California
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

In the centre of town, you can't miss it. Lots of alcoves and worth a visit. Make a donation to turn on the light and read about the paintings on the cross.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

This church is located in the pedestrian area of Sarzana. We were there for the Medieval festival in September and wandered in. Small but very nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The Santa Maria Assunta di Sarzana (Assumption of the Virgin Mary)cathedral is a mixture of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, reflecting the length of the period of its construction, from the early 13th to the late 15th century. The west front is made of of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Although Sarzana is arguably best known for its two fortresses, its cathedral was the highlight for me. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries it has a tall and flat facade of white marble, an attractive fresco over the main door and a mysterious sword...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

We visited here when walking through town, it wasn't anything special but probably one of the oldest buildings in town, you can hear the bells ringing though out the day and night like most cathedral's.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

I unfortunately didn't have much time to visit, but I saw the Basilica in 2014 while I was filming for my documentary. It was raining, and the warm, dry inside was a wonderful refuge! Beautiful church, and only wish I could have spent more time...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

If you like italian architecture and see something amazing and really preserved you have to visit this holy place. Here you will feel the ancient history of italian church and collect good memories of your stay in Sarzana.

Date of experience: October 2012
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