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Duomo   Listen

The principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese.  Synonym: cathedral.

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"Duomo" Quotes from Famous Books

... season of this same year Savonarola preached for the first time in the cathedral or Duomo {44} of Florence. "The people got up in the middle of the night to get places for the sermon, and came to the door of the cathedral, waiting outside till it should be opened, making no account of any ...
— Heroes of Modern Europe • Alice Birkhead

... Mme. de Maufrigneuse, and now sent his journal to his aunt. Every sentence was instinct with love. There were enchanting descriptions of Venice, and fascinating appreciations of the great works of Venetian art; there were most wonderful pages full of the Duomo at Milan, and again of Florence; he described the Apennines, and how they differed from the Alps, and how in some village like Chiavari happiness lay all around you, ...
— The Collection of Antiquities • Honore de Balzac

... St. Michael! if you put in the one scale all the lucre I have gotten in my life, set in the other, if it please you, the noble foundations whereby I have so splendidly shown my piety. Forget not the Duomo of Santa Maria Novella, to which I contributed a good third; nor my Hospital beyond the walls, that I built entirely out of ...
— The Well of Saint Clare • Anatole France

... churches of Ravenna[120] has "the cupola disfigured by wretched paintings which mislead the eye in following the lines of the building". Another[121] has its apse covered with those gilt spangles and clouds and cherubs which were the eighteenth century's ideal of impressive religious art. The Duomo, which should have been one of the mosf interesting of all the monuments of Ravenna, was almost entirely rebuilt in the last century, and is now scarcely worth visiting. Still, enough remains in the un-restored churches of Ravenna to captivate ...
— Theodoric the Goth - Barbarian Champion of Civilisation • Thomas Hodgkin

Words linked to "Duomo" :   church building, cathedral, church

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