Trento Cathedral

Trento, Italy

Trento Cathedral (Duomo di Trento) was built in 1212 over a pre-existing 6th-century church devoted to Saint Vigilius, patron saint of the city. Bishop Federico Wanga commissioned the architect Adamo d'Arogno to construct the new Lombard-Romanesque church. Works continued for more than a hundred years, with the Gothic style becoming increasingly evident.

The façade has a large rose window including The Wheel of Fortune. Notable also are the lions supporting the columns of the narthex on the northern side and the twisting columns in the apsidal area.

The interior has a nave and two aisles with a transept. The latter has 14th-century frescoes depicting the legend of Saint Julian and the stone statue of the Madonna degli Annegati. The apse of the right transept houses the relics of the local martyrs Sisinius, Marturius and Alexander who died around 397 AD. In the right aisle is the Crucifix Chapel (1682), with a wooden crucifix at the feet of which were promulgated the issues of the Council of Trent, whose sessions were held in the church's presbytery. Painter Ludovico Dorigny also contributed works to the cathedral.

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Founded: 1212
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Waas Warna (3 years ago)
Love this place
Ron Smith (3 years ago)
When I went there were renovations under way inside so I didn't get to see a whole lot. I know it is a significant historical site, but I didn't see any reference to its history inside. Perhaps I just missed it. You may want to read up on it before going.
Attila Tényi (3 years ago)
Amazing cathedral in the heart of the city. Dated from medieval ages. Brilliant architecture.
Maria S (4 years ago)
It is the spiritual temple of the whole Trentino, a treasure of architectural and artistic beauty. Underneath the Cathedral the archeologists excavated to find the remains of a previous ancient Basilica, dating back to the early Christian era. You can't miss it, if you want to see the beauties of Trento
Suze Billmann (4 years ago)
Trento is a beautiful old city. The city is not too big, you are not overrun by tourists and is very clean. It has many beautiful sights. Worth to spend a day.
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