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Duomo Square by Day Virtual Tour

Duomo Square in Parma is characterized by the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Bishop's Palace. The construction of the Cathedral began in the eleventh century, under Pope Honorius II, and the building was completed between 1130 and 1178. The beautiful facade has three order of loggias and three portals with the doors sculpted by Luchino Bianchino in 1494; two stone lions stand besides the main door of the Cathedral guarding it. The Dome of the Cathedral has a beautiful fresco of Correggio depicting the Virgin's Assumption.
The Baptistery is considered the transition between the Romanesque and Gothic style. It was designed by Benedetto Antelami with an octagonal plan and a facade of pink Verona marble. The access to the building is provided by three splayed portals.

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DUOMO SQUARE by DAY

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Duomo Square with the Baptistery and the Cathedral at Sunset

Parma Cathedral (Duomo) is a very important Romanesque church in Italy consecrated in 1116. The Duomo have a Latin cross plan with a nave and two aisles divided by pilasters. The main feature of the interior is the fresco “Assumption of the Virgin” in the dome painted by Correggio.

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Entrance of the Cathedral of Parma with the two marble lions

In the facade of the Cathedral there are three entrances. The middle one is “protected” by two stone lions sculptured by Giambono da Bissone (1281). The lions were made one white and one red an allusion to the two natures of Christ, the human and the divine.

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Duomo Square by Day

The Bishop’s Palace, in front of the Cathedral, dates back to the XI-XII centuries and underwent several changes; its present facade dates back to the early 20th century while the inner courtyard was added in the 16th century.

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The Baptistery of Parma in pink Verona marble by Benedetto Antelami

The Baptistery of Parma is considered the transition between Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It was commissioned to Benedetto Antelami in 1196. The outside is made of pink marble of Verona and the building is octagonal.

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Duomo Street

Panoramic view of the access road to the “Piazza del Duomo” from the west side of the city. The first building built was the Bishop's Palace, then the current Cathedral, consecrated in 1116, then the Baptistery in 1216 by Benedict Antelami.

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