Duomo in Faenza
Faenza’s cathedral (also known as duomo), the main place of worship in the city, is dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle and is located along the east side of Liberty Square, the square adjacent to Piazza del Popolo.
It hasn’t got just a great religious significance, because the cathedral is also one of the highest expressions of Renaissance art in Emilia Romagna. Its building, designed by Giuliano da Majano, started at the end of the fifteenth century and ended in the early years of the sixteenth century.
The exterior of the cathedral is even more impressive because of the monumental staircase leading to the entrance and because of the bell tower on its side; the grandeur continues on the inside, because the cathedral is also a treasure trove of art: it retains many masterpieces of Renaissance, especially sculptures and frescoes.