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I have visited Basilica di San Bernardino soon after re-opening (after a devastating earthquake on 6th. April 2009). Beautiful cathedral!!! Restored to a genuine state with greatest care and attention!!! Thanks to all people who were involved in the restoration process to bring back to...More
Thus church survived the earthquake while all the buildings around it suffered. St. Bernard who rests here is said to have provided protection. Whatever the explanation, the preservation of the beautiful interior and exquisite roof is a joy to see. Don't miss.
This is a gem in Europe! A wonderful & rich example of the renaissance & baroque architecture marvels of the mid 1400s!
Inside, the altar, the nave (one of the longest), the frescoes, the tiled grounds & the gilded roof are to be appreciated in...More
A must place to visit in the town of L'Aquila. The basilica has just been re-opened (several years of reconstruction after the earthquake of 2009)! It is a master piece. My advice: get a guide & read all the information about San Bernardino di Siena...More
It's so great to see that, albeit slowly, the work is coming along in L'Aquila. The basilica is beautiful and the fact that some of the buildings alongside it are still framed and held up by scaffolding means that it shines out even more. I'm...More
After 6 years after the earthquake l'aquila is starting to show its beauties again and basilica di San Bernardino is one of those. By night is really beautiful because the lights highlight its shape and beauty.