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Concattedrale of San Secondiano

What to see in Chiusi, Siena

  • Via Porsenna, 89, Chiusi (SI)

The Concathedral of San Secondiano is the duomo of Chiusi. It is characterized for its isolated bell tower, built in 1585 by transforming a defense tower. Under the bell tower, at about 12 meters of depth, you will find a Roman swimming pool of the I century B.C. constituted by two environments with a barrel vault. The excavations carried out in the seventies in the area of the presbytery have led to the emergence of a building underlying the current, built on the remains of a building more ancient. This is a basilica with three naves with quadrangular pillars, the walls of painted plaster and the mosaic floor dating back to between the end of the IV century and the beginning of the V. The cathedral was then rebuilt to the half of the VI century, recovering part of the architectural elements of the ancient basilica. The interior is a basilica shape with three large naves divided by eighteen different columns salvaged from the oldest buildings, Roman perhaps. The columns, marble and travertine with capitals in different styles, remind us of the primitive paleochristian building which followed the renaissance restructuring and then in the nineteenth century. On the third column to the left is engraved the name of the bishop Florentino, allowing dating the building to 558-560. Above the arches open eight large windows for part. According to a complex iconographic program, in the central nave are depicted on the left and right two theories of saints and martyrs buried in the catacombs clusine or linked to the historic vicissitudes of Santa Mustiola. The painting of the apse, inspired to the mosaics of the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, is dated 1892, the one on the right depicts the martyr Orsola (1894), while the one on the left depicts Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

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The Museum of the Cathedral and the Labyrinth of Porsenna
The Museum of the Cathedral and the Labyrinth of Porsenna
The name derives from the description of Plinius the Elder of the mausoleum of Porsenna, the legendary Tomb of the Etruscan king of the village of Chiusi, protected by a labyrinth.
Piazza Duomo, 2, Chiusi (SI)
0.03 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Chiusi National Archaeological Museum
Chiusi National Archaeological Museum
With the ticket of the Archaeological Museum of Chiusi you can also visit the tomb of the Lion, the tomb of the Pilgrim and, on booking, the tomb of the Monkey.
Via dei Longobardi, 291, Chiusi (SI)
0.05 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Church of St. Martin in Foro
Church of St. Martin in Foro
The Church of St. Martin in Foro of the village of Sarteano Tuscany, stood in the main square of the village, opposite to the town hall.
Costa Vallepiatta, 1, Sarteano (SI)
6.92 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory
Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory
The Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory documents the various stages of human settlement in the territory that gravitates around Monte Cetona, starting from the Palaeolithic until the end of the Bronze Age.
Palazzo Comunale, Via Roma, 37 , Cetona (SI)
6.97 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
The Archaeological Museum of Sarteano, in Tuscany, is hosted in the rooms of the sixteenth-century Gabrielli Palace.
Via Roma, 24, Sarteano (SI)
7.01 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Fortress of Sarteano
Fortress of Sarteano
The fortress of Sarteano, in Tuscany, is a building surrounded by a double circle of walls with the male square and round towers at the sides.
Via del Forte, 57, Sarteano (SI)
7.23 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
collegiate church of San Lorenzo
collegiate church of San Lorenzo
The collegiate church of San Lorenzo in Sarteano Tuscany dates back to the beginning of the XIII century.
Piazza S. Lorenzo, 1, Sarteano (SI)
7.31 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
TrasiMemo - Trasimeno Memory Bank
TrasiMemo - Trasimeno Memory Bank
TrasiMemo is located inside Baldeschi Palace in Paciano, in Umbria.
Via Francesco Mario Sensini, 59, Paciano (PG)
9.93 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
the St. Andrew's Church is located in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, near Sarteano Tuscany.
Via di Mezzo, 2, località Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Sarteano (SI)
11.36 Kilometers from Concattedrale of San Secondiano

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