Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio
Built between the 11th and 12th century, the Cathedral of Sant’Evasio was consecrated in 1107. The gabled façade is almost entirely the result of the radical reconstruction work carried out between 1859 and 1861 by the architect Edoardo Arborio Mella. The interior subdivided into five naves, retains the original Romanesque layout. The narthex, the finest piece of architecture of the cathedral, has reached us intact. Composed of four crossed stone arches that support an impressive vaulted ceiling, held in place thanks to the interlocking shaping, it presents a rare structure linked to Islamic and Armenian design principles. Inside the church itself, stands out the luminous opening of the lantern that illuminates the great wooden crucifix from the Rhenish school dating to the 13th century that is decorated with silver foil. In the choir corridor, there are a number of Romanesque and Gothic sculptures, bas-reliefs and fragments of a mosaic pavement that belonged to the 12th century church. The Chapel of St. Evasio, designed in the 18th century in an elliptical style by Benedetto Alfieri, opens up in the right transept.
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