Cathedral of Caltagirone

Cathedral of Caltagirone

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 Via Duomo - Caltagirone (CT)

The Cathedral Basilica of San Giuliano in Caltagirone is the main place of worship in the city.
It was built in Norman times and severely damaged during the earthquakes of 1542 and 1693. Some remains of the ancient church they are now kept at the Regional Museum of Caltagirone Ceramics .
The façade, built in the early twentieth century in floral liberty style, is dominated by the splendid and imposing dome recently covered with local ceramics and from the bell tower which reaches 48 meters in height.
The interior of the church has three naves. The vault is enriched by a series of frescoes, the work of the painter Giuseppe Vaccaro of 1862, which develop the theme of the passage from the old Old Testament to the new cult established by Christ and entrusted to the Church. On the triumphal arch decorated with a draped curtain, a fine stucco culminates with the allegorical representation of the Christian Religion crowned by the tiara and depicted holding the Eucharistic monstrance and the cross, accompanied by a pair of cherubs.

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