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Nice Cathedral unfortunately destroyed by WWII bombings

Unfortunately, the building had been bombed during WWII and reconstructed in a modern style. Only... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
thomasozbun
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Vicenza, Italy
Great old and new blend

Originally built in the Lombard era (8th Century) and last destroyed by the Allied bombings during... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Joseph G
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

Unfortunately, the building had been bombed during WWII and reconstructed in a modern style. Only the facade was able to survive and is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture. The medieval door is also still remaining, though its pieces had to be put back together...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Originally built in the Lombard era (8th Century) and last destroyed by the Allied bombings during WWII it was rebuilt in the 1960s. The church has maintained its romanesque white marble facade and bell tower along with the crypt of the old church while all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Mostly we visit churches in search of old frescoes or mosaics. The Duomo in Benevento has none of these. It was destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt. I looked up pictures of the destruction and it was sad with church officials standing among...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is the major cathedral in Benevento-with a long history-unfortunately,it suffered damage during WW 2 and it's front doors-which were very beautiful were lost.There was a referbishing of the church some years ago and it is quite an imposing space-Very high ceilings-Beautiful marble and mosiac...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Bombed to destruction during WW2 completely rebuilt the only thing to survive were the steel doors. Though I'm not a religious person I was impressed with the place and it has easy access for everyone.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have visited many modern cathedrals and this one must be one of the most successful. It is austere but well proportioned and noble. It has the typical basilica style. The double aisles with their monumental columns evoke San Paolo fuori le mura in Rome....More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The cathedral, built in the 7th-8th century, was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War and has been completely restructured. The facade still contains remnants of the original church and is worth a visit in itself; the interior is very modern and austere,...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank frances_anderson
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Beautiful. The underground city is interesting. The history behind the building and the old roman artifacts in the church are very impressive. The mosaic trough out the church and the altar are beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Tina P
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Response from sfanelli2017 | Reviewed this property |
Non è accessibile dal portone principale perché c'è la scalinata però c'è una comoda entrata laterale dove si può evitando gli scalini
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