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Duomo di Sovana -Cattedrale di San Pietro e Paolo

Via del Duomo, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy
+39 0564 616532
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Romanesque gem of an ancient cathedral

This is an ancient Romanesque Cathedral with a beauty of design that almost mystically captures the... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2015
bergwalker
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Boston, MA
Well worth a visit

Do visit if you are near Sovano, only a very short walk from the centre. Opening hours are... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2015
Maxim123153
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Via del Duomo, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is an ancient Romanesque Cathedral with a beauty of design that almost mystically captures the sense of ancient faith (complemented well during our visit by recordings of ancient chant).

Thank bergwalker
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Do visit if you are near Sovano, only a very short walk from the centre. Opening hours are restricted - we visited at 15:00. Lovely wall art and windows.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Sovana was the birthplace of a pope in ancient times and this accounts for this huge duomo in this small town. Spectacular in this Tuscan setting, overlooking the hills with olive trees.

Thank delagioventu
Reviewed July 4, 2015

There are some fascinating carvings around the main entrance, inside and in places on the external walls. Inside it is quiet and peaceful.

Thank maxtonmike
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Last year it was closed during my visit to Sovana, but this I arrived just as it opened. I spent an hour in the church exploring the crypt, examining incredible carvings and visiting saint's tombs. The church was silent and really mystical. Take time to...More

Thank Italophile173
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Sovana is a sleepy quaint Tuscan village, at this time of year anyway. It was worth the visit to what is really 2 ancient streets, beautifully preserved and decorated with beautiful geraniums and other potted plants. We visited the cathedral, lovely frescoes and an interesting...More

Thank reneaero
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

At the end of one day of touring to Tuscan hill towns, we stopped in Sovana to see a "church". Our guide, a good friend from Orbetello, began to tell us how ancient this structure was, and also how a part of it was used...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed March 23, 2013

This church is so simple inside and whilst you visit medieval music is playing quietly in the background. Outside you look over a valley with Tuscan cypresses. It has such a lovely feeling about it. It is free to visit but there is a box...More

1  Thank LizbetLondon
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Sovana is a gorgeous little town with wonderful Etruscan ruins nearby including the fascinating Tomba Ildebranda. Lots of wild flowers and woodland with stream.

Thank claudioandalex
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