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Cappella del Corporale

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Address: Orvieto, Italy
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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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Beautiful chapel of the Eucharistic Miracle

Many visitors may not be aware of the background of the story of the Miracle of Bolsena. It concerns an event in 1263 when during the Holy Mass a consecrated Host bled and Drops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Many visitors may not be aware of the background of the story of the Miracle of Bolsena. It concerns an event in 1263 when during the Holy Mass a consecrated Host bled and Drops of Blood fell onto the Corporal (this is the cloth used to cover the chalice in the Catholic Church). The Corporal is reserved in the chapel... More 

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Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Cappella del Corporale‬ ‪Orvieto‬,‎very nice place ..every thing is great , historical , but you can't take photos inside ..

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

possibly the most beautiful and ornate duomo in Italy. the facade is as stunning as anything in florence and much easier to access

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Inside the Duomo one finds a chapel that is adorned with paintings of incredible merit, worth a visit.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Inside the Duomo to the left of the altar is this beautiful chapel featuring old frescos ans sculpture. The Corporale was not on display but a private group was participating in a mass there and we were able to celebrate from just outside the gate, a moving experience!

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Orvieto wall city is well worth the time to stop. The church is awesome inside and no crowds to get in your way. The paintings on the church wall a breath taking, and plenty of light to get pictures. This church rates as good a any I saw all over Italy. Take your time to visit all the shops around... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Chapel of the Corporal was built to house the main relic of the cathedral - corporal of Bolsena. It is adorned with beautiful frescoes.

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Mayhill, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Beautiful art and sculptures in the cathedral. Disappointed that the corporal was not present as this was our main reason for visiting in Orvieto. The mosaics on the front are beautiful but were partially blocked by the restoration works's scaffolding. The Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most beautiful we have seen. Definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Unbelievable Art Magnifico!!!!!We could not believe the preservation and the beauty of this Gem we were disappointed the Corporale was not there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Another cathedral. Some say, "If you've seen one, you've seen them all." That's only partially true. They're all the same while they're all different. We are a couple in our 60s and well traveled. We enjoy these huge, old, European cathedrals and didn't really need to take the time to see another but it was cheap enough to visit this... More 

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