"The Duomo of Cagli" Cagli Things to Do Tip by deecat
Cagli Things to Do: 5 reviews and 16 photos
St. Mary's of the Assumption Basilica Cathedral (Duomo) was under a massive renovation because of the September 27, 1997, earthquake which caused severe structural damage. It took seven years to correct that damage. So, in April of 2004, mass was celebrated after a seven year absence.
The biggest problem for the church was the fact that the brick dome had separated from the wall. Even though the dome did not fall, it was quite dangerous; thus, the church had to close.
During those seven years, the congregation had to go to Mass at other nearby Catholic churches (there are nine located in Cagli).
The Duomo is a massive building. It literally forms one corner of the popular town piazza, directly in the center of town.
I did not go inside the Cathedral, but I was told about the earthquake and the repair and the heartache that it caused by an English-speaking local. I think that when you travel independently, you learn so much more about the towns. This is just one example; it seems so much more wonderful when you gain your information from those who have lived it.
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