Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Duomo di Pitigliano), Pitigliano

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Pitigliano Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul in the town of Pitigliano, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.It is currently the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, established in 1986.HistoryThe parish church of San Pietro in Pitigliano was made a collegiate church in 1509, and then refurbished under count Niccola III degli Orsini, when the dedication was changed to Saints Peter and Paul (Santi Pietro e Paolo). In 1844, the church became the cathedral of the Diocese of Sovana, which was accordingly renamed on 11 January 1844 as the Diocese of Sovana–Pitigliano, and remained the cathedral after the see was again renamed on 25 March 1925 as the Diocese of Sovana–Pitigliano–Orbetello. The see was renamed once more on 30 June 1986, moving Pitigliano to the first position in the present diocesan title: Diocese of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello.DescriptionThe church was restored in 1692-1702. In 1717 the Romanesque altar was replaced by a new Baroque altar. The west front also dates from the 18th century. The cathedral has an altarpiece in the choir, depicting the Enthroned Madonna with Saints Peter and Francis (1494) by Guidoccio Cozzarelli. In addition, in 1885, Pietro Aldi painted two large canvases, Henry IV at Canossa and the Life of Ildeprando in Sovana.
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  • This is a nice church, but not as nice as many others that Italy has to offer. More impressive from the outside  more »
  • Italian baroque interior, some appealing details, new organ, inside renovated, but wouldn't go out of my way to visit it.  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral, the tower is divided by the upper part with the bricks in tuff. Internally there are six altars dedicated to both the saints and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Holy place where you can pray and reflect on God's love for us. To visit and pray. Good vision and prayer
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  • The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul of Pitigliano would have arisen above the remains of an existing XII church dedicated to St. Peter. This church was elevated to the rank of Collegiata in 1509: On that occasion work of enlargements and improvement were carried out by the will of Niccolo ' III Orsini. In the SEVENTEENTH century there were added four chapels and the façade was remade in the Baroque style. The interior, with a single nave, houses two paintings by Pietro Aldi, the humiliation of Henry IV in Canossa and the vocation of Ildebrando da Sovana Fanciullo.
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