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Though named New, the Cathedral dates to the 17th century and is considered new as the Old one dates to much earlier. The inside was immense and full of light, with an incredible cupola and several art pieces around.
The visitor is truck by its scale - the height of its central dome draws one's eyes upward! But it still retains a sense of reverence and respect.
The Palladio style pillars and plasterwork are impressive. I liked the huge holy water fronts inside the...More
We have been in Italy for two weeks now and have seen quite a few of these duomo. The interior is nice but I have seen nice artwork on the ceiling in other duomo. We like the special cross door handle at the entrance and...More
The singular feature of this cathedral must surely be the monument to Pope Paul VI, located in Brescia because that was where the pope-to-be was born in 1897.
Standing dominantly on the left-hand side of the cathedral, the monument depicts the Pope in the act...More
I have never seen a duomo with so little decoration inside, and I am still unsure why this is the case with the Duomo of Brescia. Duomos are almost always free and somewhat interesting, so I do recommend a visit, especially if you can see...More