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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mark diterlizzi (17 months ago)
Beautiful architecture
Noel Scerri (18 months ago)
Beautiful Piazza!
Terry Lindsley (18 months ago)
Has such a rich history. It is going through process of restoration. The hometown people are very proud of the churches in Piazza Armenia and especially this one.
renembrink@gmail.com Brink (2 years ago)
Nice historical building.
Martin Reilly (5 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral and we were lucky enough to visit while it was being decorated with flowers for a wedding in an hours time.
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