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The Romanesque Gothic cathedral (11th?12th c.), dedicated to Saint Canio, is one of the most valuable historic buildings in Basilicata.

The cathedral was built in the eleventh century and rebuilt in its present Romanesque form in 1281, probably by French Angevin architects.

The facade of the cathedral has an Apulian-Gothic doorway with small marble sculpted columns and funerary relief on the bell tower (16th c.). The doorway is surrounded by sculptures with grotesque motifs typical of Romanesque cathedrals.

The apse is on a grandiose scale. Inside, its crypt is a rare example of the impact of the Renaissance in Basilicata with the Ferrillo Chapel and frescoed throughout.



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