Cattedrale di Santa Maria della Purificazione


Termoli's majestic 12th-century cathedral is a masterpiece of Puglian-Romanesque architecture. The cream-coloured facade features a striking round-arched central portal. The remains of an earlier basilica and a pagan temple (to Castor and Pollux) lie beneath the current structure.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Termoli attractions

1. Castello Svevo

0.09 MILES

Termoli’s most famous landmark, Frederick II’s 13th-century Castello Svevo guards the entry to the tiny borgo (medieval hamlet). It isn't open on a…

2. Loggia Amblingh

16.46 MILES

More a promenade than a loggia (a walkway with columns and arches), this spectacular path tracks the edge of Vasto’s old town for 300m from the Palazzo d…

3. Palazzo d'Avalos

16.47 MILES

The Renaissance Palazzo d’Avalos houses a quartet of museums: the Museo Archeologico, with its eclectic collection of ancient bronzes, glasswork and…

4. Cattedrale di San Giuseppe

16.51 MILES

The facade is a lovely low-key example of 13th-century Romanesque architecture that has survived several attacks, most notably by the Turks in 1566. The…

5. Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci

19.96 MILES

The Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci is a 285-hectare area of unspoilt, rocky coastline north of Vasto. Sheltering both farms and woodland, the eponymous…

6. San Domino

26.16 MILES

Head to San Domino for walks, grottoes and coves. It has a pristine, marvellous coastline and the islands' only sandy beach, Cala delle Arene. Alongside…

7. San Nicola

27.68 MILES

Medieval buildings thrust out of San Nicola's rocky shores, the same pale-sand colour as the barren cliffs. In 1010, Benedictine monks founded the Abbazia…

8. Capraia

28.07 MILES

The third of the Isole Tremiti, Capraia (named after the wild caper plant) is uninhabited. Birdlife is plentiful, with impressive flocks of seagulls…