Piazza Armerina Cathedral

Piazza Armerina, Italy

Piazza Armerina Cathedral is dedicated to Mary of the Victories (Maria Santissima delle Vittorie). It is the seat of the Bishops of Piazza Armerina.

Built on the foundations of an earlier church of the 15th century and based on a design by architect Orazio Torriani, its construction began in 1604 and ended in 1719, while the dome was added in 1768. It became the seat of the Diocese of Piazza (later Piazza Armerina) when it was created in 1817.

The interior of the cathedral is dominated by the central dome. It contains a cross painted on both sides, showing the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, and a baptistery by Antonello Gagini.

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Founded: 1604-1719
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Mario Madrid (13 months ago)
Very nice spot atop hilly Piazza Armerina. One of the quaintest villages in Sicily. The way up to this place is demanding but worth it, nice cobbled narrow streets, unfortunately cars are still allowed.
Christian Reinheimer (2 years ago)
Nice & calm square in front of the cathedral
mark diterlizzi (4 years ago)
Beautiful architecture
mark diterlizzi (4 years ago)
Beautiful architecture
Noel Scerri (4 years ago)
Beautiful Piazza!
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