Aversa Cathedral

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Aversa Cathedral

Aversa Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Aversa, Cattedrale di San Paolo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Aversa in the province of Caserta, Campania, Italy.[1]

It has been the seat of the Bishop of Aversa from the bishopric's foundation in 1053.

The Romanesque cathedral, dedicated to Saint Paul, has a spectacular ambulatory and an octagonal dome. Francesco Solimena's Madonna of the Gonfalone is kept here; the Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian by the Quattrocento painter Angiolillo Arcuccio, now in the seminary, was here formerly. The pre-Romanesque sculpture of Saint George and the Dragon is one of the few surviving free-standing sculptures of its date. An outstanding collection of Baroque liturgical silver is kept in the treasury.

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Coordinates: 40°58′35″N 14°12′10″E / 40.97639°N 14.20278°E / 40.97639; 14.20278

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  1. ^ "Cattedrale di S. Paolo Apostolo, Aversa, Caserta, Italy". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2016-11-12.