Thiene Cathedral

Thiene, Italy

Thiene Cathedral replaced a previous church of the Assumption which apparently dated from before 1166. Construction was completed by 1314. It was rebuilt in 1625, and was substantially altered in the late 18th century by architect Ottone Calderari. The dome was not added till the 1930s. The nave ceiling is decorated with 15 paintings by Baroque Venetian painters, including Giulio Carpioni and Giovanni Battista Pittoni.

Next to the church is the tall obelisk-like bell tower, designed by Sebastiano Serlio, beyond which is the Church of the Rosary built in 1685 in a staid Baroque style. This church contains stucco and painted decorations by the local artists Ballante (1657-1729) and Valentino Bassi (17th century). The main altarpiece was painted in 1590 by Matteo Grazioli. The painting of the Annunciation in the north aisle was painted by the school of Alessandro Maganza (1509-1589). There are some ancient frescos, restored in the 1700s, of the 'Madonna delle Grazie' and a marble statue of Saint Joseph by Orazio Marinali.

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Via Roma 25, Thiene, Italy
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Founded: 1314
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Samantha Cicchelero (2 years ago)
Il duomo di Thiene è una chiesa grande con ampi spazi. La trovo un po' buia con un gusto cupo nel decorarla, da un punto di vista della scelta dei colori. La cupola centrale è imponente ma vuota, decorata con una scacchiera di grigi. L'altare é enorme e l'organo è bellissimo, grazie ad una serie di trombe color rame che lo decorano splendidamente
Stefano Battistella (2 years ago)
Una chiesa molto grande come Duomo di una città da circa 20000 abitanti...
paolo bortoli (3 years ago)
Si può visitare in tutta tranquillità
Flaviano Zerbetto (4 years ago)
Incantevole
Giuseppe Matteo Cosaro (4 years ago)
Not bad. But could be better. I don't know the reason why I'm writing in English
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