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Asti Cathedral

In the heart of Piedmont's historic city of Asti stands its majestic Cathedral, a resplendent example of Lombard-Gothic architecture. With its intricate façade and awe-inspiring interiors, it beckons lovers of history and art. Read more

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The Cathedral of Asti, officially known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, is one of the largest and most significant Gothic churches in Piedmont. Its foundation dates back to the 6th century, though most of the current structure was erected between the 13th and 14th centuries. Characterized by its alternating layers of white and green stone on the façade, the Cathedral houses an array of priceless artworks. Its interiors are adorned with a vast range of frescoes spanning various periods, magnificent wooden choir stalls, and an impressive main altar. The Cathedral’s series of chapels, each a repository of religious art and devotion, further accentuate its importance in the region's ecclesiastical history.
Asti Cathedral is more than just a religious edifice; it's a repository of faith, art, and history that has stood the test of time. A visit here is a journey through epochs of devotion, narrated by stone, wood, and paint, echoing the prayers and aspirations of centuries past.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Asti Cathedral

The Façade

A mesmerizing interplay of white and green stones, adorned with statues, rose windows, and Gothic embellishments that narrate biblical stories.

Interior Frescoes

The walls and ceilings are a canvas of sacred tales, with frescoes from various periods depicting biblical scenes and saints.

Wooden Choir Stalls

These intricately carved masterpieces from the Renaissance period are a testament to the impeccable craftsmanship of the era.

Main Altar

A stunning focal point, the altar is an amalgamation of art, devotion, and architectural grandeur.

Chapel of Saint Secundus

Dedicated to Asti's patron saint, this chapel boasts remarkable artworks and is a place of profound reverence.

Crypt

An ancient part of the Cathedral, the crypt unveils the layers of history embedded within the church’s foundation.

Stained Glass Windows

These vibrant windows breathe life into biblical stories, casting colorful reflections that enrich the Cathedral's spiritual ambiance.

Bell Tower

Adjacent to the Cathedral, this tower offers panoramic views of Asti and stands as a sentinel of time and history.

The Episcopal Palace

Located nearby, this palace showcases Asti's ecclesiastical heritage and complements the Cathedral's architectural prowess.

Museum of the Cathedral

A treasure trove of religious artifacts, this museum elucidates the Cathedral's storied past and its significance in Christian art.

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