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Duomo of Cortona
The Concathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, also known as the Duomo of Cortona, is the main church of the Tuscan city. It stands on the ruins of a pagan temple, in fact the traces of the walls on which the north wall was built and the column on the right of the main facade are Etruscan / Roman.
Documented as a church in the eleventh century, it was in Romanesque style that the architect Nicola Pisano restructured in 1262. It was not chosen as a cathedral when the Cortona diocese was established in 1325, but the annexed rooms were used as a bishop's residence. The current form of the Cathedral with three naves is instead Renaissance and is due to the restructuring that took place between 1481 and 1507, the year in which Pope Julius transferred the title of cathedral from the suburban church of San Vincenzo.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14450 W: 131 N: 29576] (171111)
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