Sulmona Cathedral

Sulmona Cathedral was first mentioned in the 12th century. The church was seriously damaged for the first time in the earthquake of 1456. After the earthquake of 1706, it was seriously damaged and rebuilt in Baroque style, some elements of which are still visible today, despite recent restoration work. The original plan, the lower part of the façade and the Gothic crypt have also been preserved.

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Corfinio Cathedral

The Cathedral of Corfinio is a religious complex consisting of the church of San Pelinus and the oratory of Sant'Alessandro. The cathedral was built from 1075 until the 13th century on an ancient basilica built on the tomb of St. Pelinus, bishop of Brindisi, who was martyred at the time of Emperor Julian (361-363). Devastated several times by earthquakes, the church was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries in Baroque style inside. These additions and renovations were completely removed during the restoration work carried out in the 1970s, which restored the building to its former Romanesque splendour.

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Pescina Cathedral

The Cathedral of Pescina only began to be mentioned at the beginning of the 16th century, when the seat of the former diocese of Marsi was transferred from the church of Santa Sabina in Pescina. Between 1579 and 1596 Bishop Matteo Colli built the new cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Grace. It was consecrated on 6th August 1606 and in 1613 it was officially given the title of cathedral by Pope Paul V. The church underwent several enlargements and embellishments over the following centuries, until the last intervention with the construction of the dome between 1863 and 1865. The building was severely damaged by the Marsica earthquake in 1915. Rebuilt in 1930, it was again damaged by the bombing during the Second World War. The building was rebuilt after the restoration of 30 April 1961.

Church of Santa Maria della Pietà

The church of Santa Maria della Pietà was founded in 1596 on a pre-existing Renaissance building. It has an octagonal exterior structure. The main portal, closed by a wooden door, is in Baroque style and faces south, surmounted by an arched tympanum interrupted by a small aedicula; to the right and left are two other small aedicula, also empty.