Museo della Cattedrale

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The cathedral museum safeguards elaborate gold and silver decorations made for the cathedral's Volto Santo, including a 17th-century crown and a 19th-century sceptre.

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1. Cattedrale di San Martino

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5. Chiesa di San Michele in Foro


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6. Puccini Museum

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7. Orto Botanico

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