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In 1976 Gemona suffered 2 different strong earthquakes within 5 months, and because of them every building, among which the Cathedral and the tower bell, were heavily damaged.
The Gemonian with huge courage and fortitude decided to rebuild everything "how it was, where it was"....More
This church suffers badly by comparison with the results of the rebuilding of the nearby church in Venzone, which was also badly damaged by the two major earthquakes in 1976. That is inspiring, this one is surprisingly dull. The interior is gloomy and the style...More
This town has hit hard during the earthquake of 1976. Many of its historic walls, buildings and street were in ruins after the quake. We learned that stone mason's actually numbered the bricks for each building so that they could be removed from the site...More
Not only this cathedral is beautiful, but it has a dramatic recent history because of the destruction it endured during the 1976 earthquake that destroyed the area. If you like Gothic, you must stop here and visit, period!
While the Duomo itself is not the most inspiring of all of the churches I've seen, the brief history lesson I got at the Museo della pieve helped to put it into context and made it a far more interesting experience.