Gothic Cathedral in Perugia
Main place of worship in the city of Perugia that is the backdrop to Piazza IV Novembre.
The Cathedral has been through several construction phases. The first structure was built from the ninth century above the ancient forum of the Etruscan-Roman city. The current church, designed to replace the pre-existing Romanesque cathedral, took on its current forms in the fifteenth century. The exterior is covered with red and white marble. The interior is characterized by a structure typical of Gothic cathedrals with naves of equal height. In the Chapel of the Ring or of St. Joseph the precious relic of the wedding ring of the Virgin is preserved. It is exhibited to the public twice a year. In the area adjacent to the Cathedral, in an evocative medieval setting, a museum is housed with an archaeological route where you can see the Etruscan-Roman origins of the site.