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Santa Maria Maggiore

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Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence, 50123

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Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence, Italy : Reviews of Santa Maria Maggiore - Yahoo! Travel
Founded before 1000AD, this church was reconstructed in the thirteenth century in gothic style for the Vallombrosiani family. On entering there is a sober atmosph...
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore | Museum/Attraction Review | Rome | Frommers.com
is the city's loftiest. Much doctored in the 18th century, the church's facade isn't an accurate reflection of the treasures inside. Restoration of the 1,600-year-old church was completed in 2000. The basilica is especially noted for the 5th-century Roman mosaics in its nave, as well as for its coff...
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Travel Channel community: Santa Maria Maggiore - Rome, Italy
We spent some time just sitting in one of the pews, marvelling at the sumptuousness of the cathedral- and gaping at the ceiling till we got a crick in the neck- and then we set off on a circuit of the chapels. High windows near the ceiling let in light enough to illuminate the exquisite paintings an...
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Travel Channel community: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore - Rome, Italy
From its majestic Romanesque bell tower to its twin domes built in the Baroque period, Santa Maria Maggiore is host to a wealth of different architectural styles. Among its most striking features is the Renaissance ceiling, a gift of the Spanish monarchy, gilded with the first gold Columbus brought ...
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iExplore Community: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore - Rome, Italy
From its majestic Romanesque bell tower to its twin domes built in the Baroque period, Santa Maria Maggiore is host to a wealth of different architectural styles. Among its most striking features is the Renaissance ceiling, a gift of the Spanish monarchy, gilded with the first gold Columbus brought ...
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iExplore Community: Santa%20Maria%20Maggiore - Rome Historic%20Sights
We spent some time just sitting in one of the pews, marvelling at the sumptuousness of the cathedral- and gaping at the ceiling till we got a crick in the neck- and then we set off on a circuit of the chapels. High windows near the ceiling let in light enough to illuminate the exquisite paintings an...
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Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major), Rome
Archaeological evidence, on the other hand, indicates that the church was probably first built in the early 400s and completed under Pope Sixtus III (432-440). This was a time when churches dedicated to Mary were beginning to spring up all over the empire, prompted by an increasingly popular devotio...
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Basilica S. Maria Maggiore- Bergamo, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
The Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore was built on the location of a smaller church named Santa Maria. The last one already mentioned in 774. The new Basilica was designed by the architect (maestro) Fredo and the construction works started in 1137. Probably it was built out of devotion after a severe pl...
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