Duomo Nuovo e Duomo Vechhio - From Piazza Paolo VI, Italy

Duomo Nuovo e Duomo Vechhio - From Piazza Paolo VI, Italy
Duomo Nuovo e Duomo Vechhio - From Piazza Paolo VI, Italy
The Duomo Nuovo e Duomo Vechhio and the Piazza Paolo VI in Brescia, Italy are a beautiful complex of historical churches and an impressive historic square. The Duomo Nuovo is an impressive baroque cathedral built in the 18th century that stands above the old Gothic Duomo and is for the most part a reconstruction of the older building. While the Duomo Vechhio dates back to the 12th century and has numerous notable architecture, its most peculiar feature is the triptych model of the Last Judgement located in the cemetery. While the Duomo Vechhio faces east, the new Duomo stands to the west and sits in the center of the grand Piazza Paolo VI. This exquisite square was constructed in 1966 to celebrate the visit of the Pope, Paul VI. The Piazza’s system of radial, circular roads reflects the Pope’s life, proposing a new city renewal project that brought a modern element to an old city, paying homage to ancient Brescian monuments. The piazza is lined by historic and beautiful buildings, including the Loggia di Fra Giocondo, the Palazzo della Loggia and the Teatro Grande. The square also features a majestic Fountain en Face with a bronze statue of Miles Davis.