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Hard to know what to say other than to acknowledge the terrible damage to this architectural masterpiece. Only the facade remains standing after the October 2016 earthquake. It appears reconstruction is under way but there's a long way to go. Visited 9 June 2017.
Due to the earthquake in August of 2016, the Basilica and Monastery are closed. While reconstruction is going on though, the crypt is open for liturgies. 6 am, 10 am Mass and vespers at 6 pm. Norcia is still worth the visit and support the...More
I always think that main squares in Umbrian towns can not get any better that the last one you saw. I never fail to be moved by the cathedral and its setting. The stone is beautiful and the rose windows looking onto the square wonderful....More
This is the heart of Norcia, a basilica built eight hundred years ago on what was believed was the mansion of Saints Benedetto and Scolastica. The basilica footprint is in the form of a romanic cross and has a nice facade with a typical rosetta....More
If you visit Norcia you must visit this church when a service is on. The Gregorian Chant is wonderful and the sense of peace and tranquility a shear joy. You will feel mentally refreshed and alive and happy.