Cathedrals in Italy

Ascoli Satriano Cathedral

Ascoli Satriano Cathedral was built in the late 13th century and it was elevated as a cathedral in 1455. It was largely extended and rebuilt in the 18th century and again in 1871 after a disastrous earthquake.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Ascoli Satriano, Italy

Patti Cathedral

Patti Cathedral is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Patti. The Norman age cathedral was rebuilt almost entirely after 1693 earthquake, but the bell tower dates from 1588.
Founded: 1094 | Location: Patti, Italy

Locri Cathedral

Locri Cathedral was built in 1933 by order of Mgr. Giorgio Delrio, bishop of Gerace (1906-1920). It represents the Lombard Romanesque style. The interior, on a Latin cross groundplan, has three aisles: the two side aisles terminate in small chapels. The central part of the north aisle contains a marble sculpture depicting Bishop Francesco Saverio Mangeruva (1872-1905) and the sarcophagus of Bishop Michele Alberto Arduino ...
Founded: 1933 | Location: Locri, Italy

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.