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Cultural Itinerary: n°1

Cathedral of St Panfilo, Church of the Holy Annunziata and Pelino's museum    


(The Crypt of St Panfilo - Abruzzo)
Sulmona, 400 mt


(Church of the Holy Annunziata - Abruzzo)
Sulmona, 400 mt


(Pelino's museum - Abruzzo)
Sulmona, 400 mt


This cultural itinerary includes the visit to the Cathedral of St Panfilo, to the Church of the Holy Annunziata and the visit to the Pelino's Museum in Sulmona.

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The Cathedral of St Panfilo (the Crypt in photo)
The wonderful Cathedral of St Panfilo, the Patron Saint of Sulmona, is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. The former medieval building was built and restored several times throughout the ages: today it is a mixture of romanesque-gothic and baroque art. The main portal, dating back to the XIV century, is Gothic and it shows in the lunetta a fresco by Leonardo from Teramo.
Inside the Cathedral a romanesque double colonnade stands as it was in the past; in the right nave you can see a XIII-century wooden Crucifix. In the XI-century crypt visitors can admire a beautiful XII-century basrelief (Madonna with Holy Child) and a XV-century silver bust of St Panfilo.
Sulmona, 400 mt.

The Church of the Holy Annunziata (and Town Museum)
Together with the adjacent church, which was completely rebuilt after an earthquake in 1706, the huge complex is a synthesis of four centuries of art from Sulmona, i.e. a mixture of late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
The big soaring columns of the church's facade, the wonderful mullioned window with three lights, the flowered ornaments of the first portal, the elegant mullioned windows with two lights and the sculptures in the central portal show a combination of local and foreign - Lombard and Tuscan - art tradition.
In the past the palace was a hospital and the magistrate's house, today it is the seat of the Town Museum. The bell-tower, 65,50 meters high, was built in the second half of the XVI century.
Sulmona, 400 mt.

Pelino's museum
Sulmona, in the Abruzzo region, had been the famous home confetti for three centuries: in 1783 it bacame the acknowledged capital of confetti thanks to the skill of a single family which manifactures confetti according to a simple recipe that has remained unchanged.
The confetti Mario Pelino factory, located in a XIXth century building on via Introdacqua, is characterized by its typical chimnery that sends forth sweet scent of glazed sugar.
This establishment, which is responsible for the fame of confetti in Italy and the world, still has a patina of the antique.
Sulmona, 400 mt.

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