Duomo di Faenza, Faenza

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Faenza Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the style of the Tuscan Renaissance in central Faenza, Italy. It is the seat of the Bishop of Faenza-Modigliana and is dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle.
Construction of the cathedral began in 1474, on the site of a previous cathedral about which very little is known, by order of Carlo II Manfredi (lord of Faenza between 1468 and 1477), while his brother Federico was bishop of Faenza. The architect was the Florentine Giuliano da Maiano. Construction finished in 1515. The dedication to Saint Peter did not take place until 1581. The cathedral also has the status of a basilica minor.
The brick façade was left incomplete, in the sense that it was never fully faced in marble or stone. The church is built on a Latin cross ground plan. In the interior Giuliano appears to have been influenced by Brunelleschi's design of San Lorenzo, Florence, particularly in the use of alternating columns and pillars, especially noticeable in the arcades separating the central nave from the two side-aisles.
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  • From outside nothing special. But when you enter first of all you will see how large it is. The chapels of the church are almost all something special. A lot of artwork.  more »
  • We have made our way to the city by take the framers roads from Forli to Bologna and stop in this lovely city, we have started in the small market of Friday were you can find what locals eat, buy...  more »
  • Faenza cathedral is a great church to attended, GOD is at work their, visit and see.

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