Montalcino Cathedral

The first place of worship in Montalcino, dedicated to the Santissimo Salvatore, was the Romanesque parish church of the same name, dating back to the 11th century. It was elevated to the rank of cathedral of the diocese of Montalcino when the latter was founded on 13 August 1462 by Pope Pius II. The old church was demolished and completely rebuilt between 1817 and 1834 in neoclassical style, designed by the architect Agostino Fantastici.

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