Adria Cathedral

Adria, Italy

Adria Cathedral (Duomo di Adria) replaced the much older former cathedral nearby, dedicated to Saint John, which continues in use as a parish church. The new cathedral, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, was built in the early 19th century over a 14th-century church. When works were undertaken in 1830 to investigate the stability of the foundations, a Byzantine crypt and frescoes were discovered.

The cathedral also contains a Byzantine bas relief of the 6th century, a Byzantine altar and crucifix, and in the sacristy some magnificently carved cupboards by Jacopo Piazzetta from the Charity School of Venice.

Behind the building a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes was constructed in the 1930s, which still attracts many visitors.



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Via Vescovado 8, Adria, Italy
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Founded: 1830
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Isabella Gottardi (2 years ago)
Historic Adria Cathedral, built on the previous structure (old St. John's Cathedral), is definitely a place to visit. The old cathedral presents on the walls of the lateral walls the series of names (chronotaxis) of the Bishops of Adria, with their respective coats of arms. Under the Old Cathedral of San Giovanni, the early Middle Ages left a significant sign of the Christian presence in the city, with the remains still visible of a semicircular crypt, for some dating back to the V-VI century, with pictorial frescoes by clear Byzantine style, representing the apostles. The building has always been the seat of the chair of the diocese of Adria-Rovigo and all the main activities are celebrated here. However, the bishop resides in Rovigo, where the co-cathedral of Santo Stefano is located.
Alberto Carollo (2 years ago)
The Cathedral of Adria is very beautiful, it is worth a visit
Antony Per (3 years ago)
Very suggestive
Rita Ardissone (3 years ago)
Molto suggestiva la cattedrale di Adria.Bravissimo il parroco.
Samuele Gardina (3 years ago)
Very very nice. It is worth a visit.
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