The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta


  • The cathedral façade, with the magnificence of its marble, tells us that we are about to enter a sacred place: every element works together to prepare the visitor for the encounter with the Mother of God, to whose honor the Sienese chose to raise this house of worship.

    The lower section was made by the master builder and sculptor Giovanni Pisano between 1284 and 1297. It consists of three . . .