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Every inch of this cathedral is covered with fresco. It is wall to wall baroque. You enter under the watchful eye of a woman's sculptured head - very curious and I'm not sure if anyone knows who she was. As churches go, this was not...More
Walking into churches in Italy is always a surprise, you never know what level of beauty lay behind the small wood door. I briefly pulled off to see Asti while driving through and this church was stunning. There was a lovely scent of incense that...More
The cathedral is a must see in Asti. Once you go inside you will be overloaded with the intense plethora of paintings on the walls and the ceiling. Make sure to take your time looking at them. The indentation with the painting of heaven on...More
As Italy is practically a "living museum", it is easy to find great art even in the smallest towns & churches!
The great Gothic cathedral is one of the largest in Piemonte and it's an spectacular master piece that took from the 4th century through...More
since this is close to the office i see this cathedral frequently. there is parking but it is subscription. take a tour around the adjoining streets to see historic Asti. waling is preferred in this part of town as the streets are narrow with many...More
Frankly, if you are after the romanesque beauty skip this. It shuts from 12 to 3 and was not worth waiting for. A highly overpainted interior and not much else of beauty. Some nice buildings nearby, and a crypt open on Wednesdays. This was not...More
The interior of Asti's cathedral is breathtaking. Every inch of every surface is tastefully frescoed,in soft colours which soothe the eye and make the spirits soar. The supporting pillars of this magnificent building rise ever-upwards to the beautifully painted ceilings, and are decorated with delicate...More