|UNESCO #827 - Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena - ITALY|
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Modena - ITALY - UNESCO #827
From Italy comes another beautiful contribution to my UNESCO collection. The Cathedral of Modena (in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna) with its huge bell tower, visible from many miles of the city, and the surrounding Piazza Grande (big square) is another example of the magnificent Italian architecture and a well deserved designated World Heritage Site, the 387th in my collection (594 sites to finish). Thank you very much Gabriele for the nice card and the awesome cancellation mail stamp with the drawing of the Cathedral. This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
The magnificent 12th-century cathedral at Modena, the work of two great artists (Lanfranco and Wiligelmus), is a supreme example of early Romanesque art. With its piazza and soaring tower, it testifies to the faith of its builders and the power of the Canossa dynasty who commissioned it.