Cattedrale di Parma, Parma

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Fragments of ancient mosaics in the crypt of Cattedrale di Parma are evidence of a cult temple that existed before the church was established. The entire church is covered with artwork from the beginning of Italy's artistic golden age. Bertolino de'Grossi, Prospero Clemeti, Girolamo Clemeti, and Luchino Bianchini are just some of the artists who contributed to the architecture. The side chapels were built to shelter the sepulchres of Parma's noble families. Some retain the original decor from the 14th century. The capitals that represent both mythological creatures and Biblical scenes sit next to each other. For Cattedrale di Parma and beyond, use our Parma attractions planner to get the most from your Parma vacation.
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  • When I pass I have to get in. and he strong of me ... I support the bike and enter the second aisle on the right. there is a Christ on the cross and a Madonna on the side ... I light a candle for everyone ... that is, one for each of my dears ... I talk to them a little and then I light up immensely looking around .... and I go home more serene.
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  • One of the attractions of the small but beautiful Parma. Impressive temple (relatively small). It is worth to watch the details in the decoration where the murals are tangled with the sculptures and the Tromp d ' oeil technique makes you wonder what is three-dimensional and which is painted.
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  • Amazing. I don't have any other word to describe my experience. Faith, art, history, culture all mixed together. There's so much to learn and to consider.
  • This is a place definitely worth visiting in Parma. Though it is pretty old, it is well preserved up to date, and very quiet and pleasant as well.
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