Trip Planner: Europe / Italy / Umbria / Province of Perugia / Spoleto / Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
Entering the 12th-century Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, you'll first notice Solsterno's reflective pink-and-white mosaic decorating the portico's arches. Inside, head to your left to see the cross Alberto Sotio painted in 1187 in the 12th-century style depicting Christ still alive. Look up to the apse to find the Stories of the Virgin Filippo Lippi frescoes, which date from the mid-15th century. The church also houses several chapels. In the Chapel of the Holy Icons, you can see the tablet Emperor Frederick Barbarossa donated to the city as a sign of peace in 1185. Other relics include the perfectly preserved letter St. Francis wrote to Brother Leo on goatskin parchment. Inside the fresco-decorated rectory, view the crypt of St. Primianus, the only surviving relic of the eighth-century church that first stood on this spot. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Spoleto fast, fun, and easy.
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto reviews
I did not expect such a beautiful church outside of Rome or Florence. The dome is full of religious art. I especially liked the little side ship, where there is a window in the ceiling, letting in... more »
Construction of the Duomo begun around 1175 and completed in 1227. The huge Filipo Lippi fresco alone will blow you away! Lippi’s tomb is here (1469). Also, there is an authentic letter written from..... more »
In addition to the magnificent Lippi, Pinturrichio and Siculo fresco cycles, this architectural gem is also home to an array of other impressive artworks.
A stunningly beautiful chuch, both inside and out, in a grand piazza!
Plan your trip to Spoleto
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Spoleto
Side trips from Spoleto
World heritage site
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hidden gems in Spoleto
Historic Sites in Spoleto
Museums in Spoleto
Nearby attractions in Spoleto
Trips to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto by other users
24 days in Rome BY A USER FROM ISRAEL Trevi Fountain Pantheon Cupola di San Pietro 60 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Verona Milan 37 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM WEGIL Trastevere Chiesa di San Pasquale Baylon Santa Maria in Trastevere 9 days in Spoleto BY A USER FROM ITALY Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla Chiesa di Sant'Ansano e Cripta di Sant'Isacco Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto 60 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA Rome Terracina Naples 60 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Naples Ravello Assisi