Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio
Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The Cathedral was our starting point for exploring the town’s historic centre. It’s an imposing church with a 16th century facade that dominates Piazza Arringo.
It was a good place to begin. From the Cathedral, we did a looped walk, along Corso Mazzini to Piazza del Popolo, then Piazza Roma, and back to the Cathedral.
Unfortunately our Cathedral visit was limited because a mass was on. This isn’t ideal for seeing the church or crypt.
I was interested to see the Carlo Crivelli polyptych and the 14th century crypt, which has elaborate mosaic work and is supposed to be quite special, but it didn’t feel appropriate to stroll around so we stayed at the back of the church instead.
If I was visiting again, I’d check the mass times first.
The cathedral has beautiful artwork on the high vaulted ceiling. It’s a deep, rich blue, scattered with golden stairs and scenes of saints. However it was largely obscured by netting which was draped across almost the entire ceiling. It made it difficult to see the deep blue and gold painting.
I think this was due to renovation work but it may have been to prevent birds from lodging in the roof?
The ancient Baptistry is in a separate building, next door but, unlike the Cathedral, its not open very often and was closed when we were there.
Entry to the Cathedral is free
Written 22 December 2023
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CaroMR
Miami, FL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
Ascoli Piceno is a small town, that you probably skyp from your plans.. but don't do it! it is lovely! We had a great time here, enjoy the magic of the place and the Doumo is amazing.. and please, don't forget to have some Olives Ascolanas!
Written 31 October 2011
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bornin42
newyork144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Couples
Opens early - 8 am.
Nothing to dislike about the cathedral; the Baptistry, in a separate building, was not open.
Written 9 November 2011
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Valerie S
Potenza, Italy63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Cattedrale di S. Emidio is the backdrop for Piazza Arringo. This travertine structure with bell tower is named for the patron saint of Ascoli Piceno, S. Emidio, their first bishop who was martyred in the 3rd century by the Romans.

This is a great starting point for any visit to Ascoli Piceno.
Written 20 September 2008
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marnixgroet
Milan, Italy256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
At the Baptistery next to the Duomo you can reserve a guided tour.

The guide was very good and patient and really liked his job and sharing his knowledge.
And told us so many interesting things about the churches in Ascoli Piceno.
We adults learned a lot.
Our children liked his tale, which they too could appreciate.

If you visit Ascoli Piceno, using this guided tour service is a good idea and will get you into the old part of the city.

Upon our request, he also advised us to the restaurant "Il Teatro" in the centre, when we asked for the place that the "locals" would go to. Excellent advice: see my review of this place too.
Written 15 June 2013
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Costin B
Bucharest, Romania73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
The dome is of typical Ascoli architecture and apart from the main area it has a chapel with representative paintings and an underground crypt with an altar surrounded by mosaics depicting world war II Ascoli
Written 21 August 2012
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Coastal56211120175
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I have visited this church and it's fabulous crypt a number of times over the last fifty years and noticed the slow but consistent restoration work going on. On this visit we were treated to an invitation to join in prayer with Templars in the crypt.
Written 1 June 2019
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Lella P
Chamonix, France513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Couples
The Duomo is very beautiful outside,but you'll never imagine what you'll find inside.....a wonderfully decorated blue ceiling and don't miss to visit the crypt which has finely carved columns ,mosaics and a statue.
Written 14 July 2013
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Glynn L
39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Solo
The cathedral seems to have new, or newly restored, large mosaics which are fantastic and worth a visit. The crypt is also interesting - well lit so you can see how extensive it is.
Written 14 July 2013
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Lrising
Bloomfield Hills, MIchigan148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
The highlight of this church is the magnificent polyptych by Carlo Crivelli in one of the side chapels. An absolute must see if you visit this town!
Written 28 January 2013
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