Sorrento Cathedral


Sorrento Cathedral
The cathedral of Sorrento, Santi Filippo e Giacomo

The cathedral of Sorrento, Santi Filippo e Giacomo, was first built around the 11th century.[1] Rebuilt in the 15th century,[1] its Latin cross interior is divided into a nave and two aisles.[2] Its interior includes round arches and ceiling paintings in the nave by the painter Nicola Malinconico.[2] Malinconico’s paintings include Sorrentine Martyrs and Four Patron Bishop Saints. There are also paintings by Giacomo del Po (Assumption, St. Philip, St. James).[2]

Its bell tower has three stories, and is decorated with a clock.[1] The belfry’s base dates to the time of the Roman Empire.[1] The marble altar dates from the 16th century.[2] The marble pulpit and bishop’s throne date from the same century.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Bonechi Books, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Le guide oro. The Gold Guides. (Casa Editrice Bonechi, 1999), 12.
  2. ^ a b c d e Barbara Conti, Giovanna Magi, Amalfi-Sorrento. New Millennium Collection Series. I libri del nuovo millennio. Translated by M. Rhiannon Lewis (Casa Editrice Bonechi, 2003), 15.


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