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 fa├žade 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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E K (2 months ago)
This is one of the key historical sites in Trento. The cathedral is magnificent - both from outside and inside. There are amazing frescoes and paintings. You need a ticket to visit only the paleo-christian basilica located in the crypt of the cathedral. Otherwise, you can explore the cathedral for free. It is one of the must-see places in Trento.
D (3 months ago)
An ancient cathedral with magnificent paintings and church windows, church ornaments and figures of Virgin Mary.
Marco (4 months ago)
Beautiful and historic place, I do recommend that anyone go visit it. It has an underground facility that you can visit for a small fee.
Darckghost Rider (ure_unique) (4 months ago)
Beautiful church with particular architectonic style.
Andrea Nori (8 months ago)
It is truly a very very beautiful church both externally and internally. You can really appreciate the Romanesque style of the church as it is truly a beautiful example of the style. From what I could understand, there also guided tours at certain hours but I didn't find much information about it, so I can't say more!
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