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The Cathedral of San Giusto: pictures, description (Cattedrale di San Giusto)

The Cathedral of San Giusto is the main Church of the city of Susa, standing in its historic centre, and chair of the local Bishop. The original Church was only the Church of the homonymous Benedictine monastery founded in 1029, the year by order of the Marquis of Ulderico Manfredi storage in this newly found relics of Saint Justus (San Giusto). The Church was built around 1100, the year, and since then several times rebuilt and modified. Only in 1772, the year when was created the diocese of Susa, the former collegiate Church received the status of Cathedral, with all the honors.

San Giusto built in the Romanesque style. The facade is decorated with decorations of Terra cotta and connected with the Roman gate of the 4th - century Porta Savoia, standing to the South of the Cathedral. On the same side, rises the bell tower with a number of vaulted Windows, which dominates the surrounding residential buildings.

Inside the Cathedral has a Latin cross with Central nave and two side aisles. There is also the baptistery, which dates from an earlier era than the Church itself. In the Eastern part of the Church is a small bowl of Holy water, set in 1688, the year. Draws attention to the statue, which, I believe, depicts Turin to the Marquis Adelaide, the daughter and heiress of Ulderico Manfredi and wife of count Otto of Savoy, she was a founder of the Royal Savoy family.