Restoration of the Cathedral of Perugia

After a year of work, the new face of San Lorenzo Cathedral is being returned to the city, restored to its original splendor thanks to the Brunello and Federica Cucinelli Foundation and Plenitude

The Cathedral of Perugia

A joint effort to restore the cathedral of Perugia. After a year of work carried out the restoration work on the facades of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, which began in July 2021, which involved Brunello and Federica Cucinelli Foundation, Abundance (formerly Eni Gas and Light) and the Archdiocese of Perugia with Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti. The interventions were actually made possible by the financial support from the fund and the CoatMio project from Plenitude – which bought the credit from the tax deduction of the Facade Bonus, which was set with the 2020 budget.

The Cathedral of Perugia
The Cathedral of Perugia

THE COMPLETE RESTORATION OF THE CATHEDRAL OF PERUGIA

The intense restoration work was carried out with strict adherence to the original architectural plan of 1437 to restore the cathedral’s facades to their old splendor, carried out by the master of Torgianes stone. Bartholomew fromMattiolo. The interventions, both of a structural and aesthetic nature, involved almost all elements of the Duomo: the raised brick part was restored; the three aedicles – that of the wooden crucifix sculpted by PolidoroCiburrithat of Madonna della Provvidenza made of Pagno di Lapo Portigiani with a sculpture of AroldoBellini and Madonna della Consolazione -; the pulpit in Carrarese marble; the portal to the eastern facade (based on a design of Peter Carattoli) and the one in the central Piazza IV Novembre (by Galeazzo Alessi); Loggia di Braccio, including coat of arms and consoles in the V-span; the bronze statue of Pope Julius III – the work of Giulio Danti and his son Vincenzo -; and then again the bell tower, the curtain walls of Assisi stone, the bases, the seat and the staircase in travertine, the brick chapel of the baptismal chapel, the Anniversary Portal, the mirrors in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, the exhibited windows and the three-light windows, the mosaic windows and the rose window.

The Cathedral of Perugia
The Cathedral of Perugia

I have always liked to think that by preserving our monuments we are in some ways preserving ourselves and laying the foundation for our future.”, Commented the entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelliwho last year at the inauguration of the works had said that he had always wanted to do something to help preserve his“Majesty and beauty”. A milestone reached: for this, he says, it can be celebrated “the restoration of a famous monument, not just a religious symbol for the people of Perugia and for all of Italy. I learned from my family and from the countryside that every good deed is like a seed that never fails to bear good fruit. Therefore, I wish everyone that the example of this good work stimulates a virtuous imitation both large and small, public and private, since, as my esteemed Greeks used to say, if one keeps the entrance to his house in order and well preserved. home, even your city will always be well preserved. I am convinced that our high Perugia and our Umbrian motherland deserve this“.

The Cathedral of Perugia
The Cathedral of Perugia

BACK YOUR CATHEDRAL TO PERUGIA

The cathedral, closely associated with the person of the bishop, is the “mother” of all the churches of the diocese “, commented cardinal Bassetti: “It is the visible center of unity around the bishop’s person. But for centuries, it has also been the focal point of social life. The consolidation and restoration of the facades renews the splendor of the place, which is dear to the whole civil and religious community. Thanks to everyone who made this improvement possible, who honors the entire city of Perugia ”. We are proud to have helped strengthen our national heritage”, Stated the CEO of Plenitude Stephen Gobertito put best practice for the benefit of society in the field of building redevelopment, also through the important measures that the government has envisaged “. committed to having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.

– Giulia Giaume

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