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The courage after the earthquakes

In 1976 Gemona suffered 2 different strong earthquakes within 5 months, and because of them every... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
momariotti1969
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Cesena, Italy
Historic town worth visiting

This town has hit hard during the earthquake of 1976. Many of its historic walls, buildings and... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Weah1445
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Boulder, Colorado
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11 May 2018
“The courage after the earthquakes”
29 Sep 2017
“Uninspiring cathedral but a great story of restoration work”
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Via Giuseppe Bini 33, 33013 Gemona del Friuli, Italy
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

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!

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

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.

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