Roman Cathedral in Tuscany
Beautiful Cathedral on the top of Cortona surrounded by the Tuscan countryside
Amazing Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Church was built over the remains of an ancient Roman temple and today is the result of later construction of the 14th Century.
The Church presents a central nave and two aisles, the south side boasts a loggia from the 16th Century. The main altar was created in 1664 by Francesco Mazzuoli from Cortona and the bell tower was designed by the architect Francesco Laparelli.
The 18th Century barrel vaulted ceiling in the nave was repainted in the 19th century by the local artist Brunacci. You can also admire gorgeous frescoes from the XV Century, such as the "Adoration of the Shepherds" by Pietro da Cortona, a "Consecration of the Church of the Holy Saviour" by Andrea Commodi, a "Descent of the Holy Spirit" by Tommaso Bernabei.