Adria Cathedral (or the New Cathedral; Italian: Duomo di Adria, Cattedrale Nuova dei Santi Pietro i Paulo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Adria, in the province of Rovigo and the region of Veneto, Italy. It is the seat of the Bishop of Adria-Rovigo.
The present cathedral replaces the much older former cathedral nearby, dedicated to Saint John, the Old Cathedral (Cattedrale Vecchia, Chiesa di San Giovanni), which continues in use as a parish church.
The new cathedral, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, was built in the early 19th century over a 14th century church. When works were undertaken in 1830 to investigate the stability of the foundations, a Byzantine crypt and frescoes were discovered.
The cathedral also contains a Byzantine bas relief of the 6th century, a Byzantine altar and crucifix, and in the sacristy some magnificently carved cupboards by Jacopo Piazzetta from the Charity School of Venice.
Behind the building a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes was constructed in the 1930s, which still attracts many visitors.
- Adria Cathedral official website (Italian)[dead link]
- Diocese of Adria-Rovigo: official website (Italian)
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Adria
- Catholic Hierarchy: Dioccese of Adria-Rovigo
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