Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cathedral in Ruvo

The town of Ruvo di Puglia has a lovely Romanesque cathedral which dates back to the 12th century. It was built on top of the remains of an older church. Excavations under the church have also uncovered urban remains dating back to the Roman era.

The bell tower is separate from the cathedral and dates back to the 10th century. It is thought to have originally been a watchtower.

It's nice to make the short drive inland to Ruvo on a hot summer's evening and take a walk through the quiet streets of the historic center. Ruvo sits on a slight rise, 260 m above sea level, and the air is always several degrees cooler than in Molfetta.

For detail photos of the cathedral and more information in English, click here, in Italian, click here.

(These are cell-phone photos, so the quality is not the best...)

7 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Interesting church, the part I like better is the bell tower: so ancient when it looks so 'modern' in design. Thank you for the link, a very interesting site.

Hilda said...

It looks very interesting and I love the light you captured it in. Were you able to get inside for more photos?

Abe Lincoln said...

Your cell phone photography is some of the best I have seen.

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B SQUARED said...

That is a pretty good cell camera and an interesting building.

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful night fotos of Ruvo Cathedral! You have a lovely new profile pic! Grazie - ciao~!

lakeviewer said...

Saretta, these last two photos-from previous post also- are beckoning me to return to Italy and give the Adriatic coast a real good look.

MaCoBra said...

Lovely view on the picture of your post of yesterday. It reminds me of my time when I worked on a cruise ship.