The Duomo di Ravello, a wonderful location for wedding ceremony
No jaunt down the Mediterranean coast of Italy is complete without a stay in the quaint town of Ravello. Home to around 2,500 people, Ravello is filled with history and architectural wonders. Constructed in 1087, the Duomo lies at the heart of the city and is a true work of art.
Over 50 rectangular panels adorned with sculpted figures decorate the historic door, which was built in 1179! From the right-hand side of the duomo there rises a 13th century campanile (bell-tower) with mullioned windows and entwined arches.
Inside the church, there are two aisles and three apses. The floor is sharply inclined towards the piazza, or square, giving the duomo a sense of deeper perspective. A 14th century sarcophagus and a panel depicting Saint Michael Archangel defeating Satan lie in the right aisle. The left aisle contains the beautiful chapel of San Pantaleone, whose glass, gold, and silver ampulla contain the solidified blood of the Saint, which miraculously liquefies once a year. In the central nave there is the magnificent pulpit of the Epistles, commissioned in the early 12th century, as well as the astonishing pulpit of the Gospels, which was created in 1272 by Nicolo di Bartolomeo.
The Duomo of Ravello is a common wedding spot and for good reason! At the center of town and the piazza, the duomo offers a dazzling interior, perfect for a wedding ceremony and from the duomo the newlywed couple can enjoy all else Ravello has to offer, not the least its breath-taking coastline.
With so much history and delightful architecture, Ravello is the quintessential Italian town. If you ever are lucky enough to find yourself on Italy's Mediterranean coast, you must visit Ravello and experience the glory of the Duomo of Ravello by yourself!
published on 05 Febbraio 2015 by Gianni
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