Museo della Cattedrale
The Museo della Cattedrale houses various artefacts from the cathedral, including a serene Madonna by Jacopo della Quercia, a couple of...
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Piazza Cattedrale · interesting places nearby
The outstanding feature of the pink-and-white 12th-century cathedral is its three-tiered marble facade, combining Romanesque and Gothic styles on the lower and upper tiers respectively. Much of the upper level is a graphic representation of The Last Judgment , and heaven and hell (notice the four figures clambering out of their coffins).
Astride a pair of handsome lions at the base of the front facade squats an oddly secular duo, mouths agape at the effort of holding up the pillars situated on either side of the main doorway.
On the other side of nearby Piazza Trento Trieste, the Museo della Cattedrale houses various artefacts from the cathedral, including a serene Madonna by Jacopo della Quercia, a couple of vigorous Cosimo Tura canvases, and some witty bas-reliefs illustrating the months of the year.