Nicastro Cathedral

Lamezia Terme, Italy

Nicastro Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Nicastro, now part of the city of Lamezia Terme. It was previously the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Nicastro and when the diocese changed its name to the Diocese of Lamezia Terme, remained its cathedral.

The first church on the site probably dated from the Byzantine era, and was destroyed during Saracen raids prior to the year 1000. The Normans in 1094 erected a church following Latin rites. This cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake on March 7, 1683. A new cathedral was raised from the ruins and completed in 1675. The façade was redone in 1925 in a Neoclassical style. The cupola was completed in 1935. On the façade are busts depicting the titular saints and popes Marcello II (Marcello Cervini; 1539-40) and Innocent IX who were bishops of Nicastro. The wooden choir stalls of the early 18th century are still present.



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Founded: 1675
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Nønya Beezknesz (2 months ago)
It was really hot ?, try to go in the fall or spring. Lots of tourists like us☺️, still had a great time. Make sure you’re wearing something modest if you’re going inside the place of worship but make sure you bring a bathing suit and get ready to take a plunge in the beach ? nearby.
Pietro Giuliani (12 months ago)
Beautiful Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul of Lamezia Terme/Nicastro. Imposing cathedral, with large stairways and full of columns, overlooks a main street of the city. I highly recommend visiting it.
LUCA (16 months ago)
I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Fr DAVOLI AZIO unfortunately during a period of convalescence for both of us. since 1978 I remember it every day ?
Marco Marcello Esposito (17 months ago)
Pretty big, only if you want to listen to mass in silence ? in front of the church door people have to be silent and this doesn't happen
Maria Didiano (2 years ago)
No I have nothing to say
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