Pontremoli Cathedral

Pontremoli Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Pontremoli; Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, also Santa Maria del Popolo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Pontremoli, region of Tuscany, Italy. From 1787 to 1988 it was the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Pontremoli; since 1988 it has been a co-cathedral in the Diocese of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli.[1]

Facade of cathedral

HistoryEdit

As an ex-voto of gratitude to the Virgin for the waning of the plague of 1622, the present church was erected between 1636 and 1687 using designs by the architect Alessandro Capra. The Neo-Renaissance style facade was erected in 1926 by the architect Vincenzo Micheli.

The interior was frescoed by Francesco Natali with later artists adding stucco decoration. The church has a 13th-century icon of the Madonna del Popolo.[2]

Among the paintings in the church are the following:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: Pontremoli Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ I Luoghi della Fede, site of churches in Tuscany by Region of Tuscany.

Coordinates: 44°22′40″N 9°52′58″E / 44.3777°N 9.8827°E / 44.3777; 9.8827