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Cathedral information

Matera , Italy
Piazza del Duomo
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Set high up on a spur between the two natural bowls of the sassi , the subdued, graceful exterior of the 13th-century Puglian-Romanesque cathedral makes the neobaroque excess within all the more of a surprise. The ornate capitals, sumptuous chapels and tons of gilding were getting an extensive renovation at last visit. Pediments mounted on the cathedral's altars came from the Greek temples at Metaponto.