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Cathedral of Saint Zeno

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This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest piazzas in Italy.
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Piazza del Duomo, 51100, Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

Though badly lit we could still see most of the Romanesque structure and columns. It had some later additions, such as the baroque presbytery and altars,and some older parts with medieval frescoes still remaining. the main things inside were a silver altarpiece dedicated to St...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The cathedral is located at the Piazza del Duomo and is dedicated to Saint Zeno of Verona. It is a very ancient building, probably from the 10th century with a facade in the Romanesque style, very typical for the city. The church has a single...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 11 September 2018

From the della Robbia ceramic over the entrance, to the main altar, to the spectacular side altar -- all in silver -- depicting the life of St. James, this is a church not to be missed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GloriaAnchio
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This Duomo has some interesting art. Quite cool on a hot day. Climb up the Campanile is recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
Reviewed 3 July 2018

no photos allowed inside. This Cathedral was most likely built in the 10th century, it has a façade in Romanesque style, inspired by other churches in Pistoia , San Bartolomeo and San Jacopo. The interior has a nave and two side-aisles, with a presbytery and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AndreL750
Reviewed 23 November 2017

As per the title, buying the 15 euro ticket is well worth it as it gives you access to all areas of the Cathedral and then, your actual visit can last a whole day. We did as per the recommendation and we then visited everything...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Pistoia Cathedral is a beautiful Romanesque style church. The facade features an alternating white-and-grey band design endemic to churches of northern Italy as well as Moorish arches, a tribute to the Spanish Mudejar style. It was closed as we got there later in the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This cathedral is very impressive from the outside, and the inside is also interesting but you cannot take photos inside. There is fixed audio guide phone which is 1 euro for lots of info in English- I recommend it, although a written leaflet would be...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank fjane84
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Cathedral is easily reached, apart from market day on a Saturday when you can lose your bearings. Not a vast church but well worth a look for architecture and art works.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Christine A
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A very beautiful and interesting Duomo. Well worth a visit with interesting medieval frescoes, crypts and silver alter. However some later intrusions sometimes ruin the atmosphere but still worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
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