Basilica St. Maria Assunta, Italy
VII century A.D.

It was remodel in the current shape in the year 1000. The building with a Basilical plant it is a significant example of the Veneto/Byzantine style. The Church was built in the year 639 by command of the Exarch of Ravenna. For the first time, the cathedral was enlarged in 826 and rebuilt and consecrated again. A wonderful Venetian/Byzantine style mosaic representing the Last Judgment is preserved inside. The presbytery is closed by an iconostasis made of marble columns in the superior parts with Byzantine capitals. Between the eleventh and twelfth the church of St. Maria Assunta received the most relevant cycle of mosaics of the Northern Italy, in part oeuvre by Byzantine workers or of Veneto’s mosaics builders trained to the Byzantine models.

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