"Montagnana's Cathedral" Montagnana Things to Do Tip by deecat

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  Ceremony at Montagnana Cathedral
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Montagnana's Cathedral in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele was started under Gothic influence in 1431 and was finished in the Renaissance in 1502, so you can see features of both styles.

It's light in color and really stands out in this small village. Inside, it is wide and airy with a large nave and without columns and covered with a barrel vault.

A lovely frescoed band runs along the whole perimeter of the cathedral right at the basis of the vault. There is also a large fresco of the apse which is a work by Buonconsiglio. The altars of St. Anthony and of the Holy Sacrament are remarkable. In the 1930's during the restoration of the Cathedral, two frescoes representing David and Judith were found.

The day that we visited (it was a Saturday), there was some kind of religious ceremony going on with visiting nuns and priests. The pictures shows the procession in front of the church. They marched out into the piazza and down a street in the town. They had a truck with a loud speaker that played the prayers and the songs. It was quite a ceremony.

Address: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele
Directions: In the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

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  • Updated Apr 30, 2005
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