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“... me; the crypt is welcoming and inviting to prayer - however, if you are there only for the tourism, you can still have a wonderful experience thanks to the lovely elegant Romanesque architecture and decorations.”
“This is a Catholic church run by Dominican priests, but its most visited section, the crypt with the tomb of Saint Nicholas of Myra (yes, THE Santa Claus!), has many Byzantine Orthodox elements, including a small...”
“Built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries on the ruins of the Byzantine cathedral destroyed by the Norman Guglielmo il Malo, the Cathedral has a bright limestone facade, decorated with arches, pilasters a...”
“... such as the lovely crypt and the (mummified?) Virgin Odegitria in the crypt, as well as the archaeological museum (entrance by one of the stairs to the crypt), which is huge and makes you feel as though you’ve...”