(active c. 1175 in Umbria)

Interior view

begun c. 1175
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Spoleto (Umbria)

This church is an example of the development of Romanesque architecture in Umbria, to the east of Tuscany. It has a nave and two side-aisles crossed by a transept, although subsequently modified. It was built from the second half of the twelfth century after the city had been devastated by Frederick Barbarossa's troops,.

Unfortunately, except for the floor, most of the interior has been updated to a Neoclassical form. Almost all the frescoes and paintings from the earlier church are gone so it has kind of lost its identity inside.

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