Sedile Dominova, Sorrento

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    Dominova Seat

    by leics Written Feb 17, 2008

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    This dates from the 15th century, and is the only extant example in Campagnia of such 'sedile' or 'seats'. Apparently they were used for meetings of the Medieval aristocracy.

    This one has four sides, arches created from piperno (a lava stone)and a somewhat garish yellow and green majlica-tiled domed roof (17th century). Inside there are frescoes dating from the 18th century.

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    by Pawtuxet Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    The older men of the town meet here to hang out and play cards to pass the time. What an extraordinary place to use for hanging around all day. The domed painted ceilings are incredible. We never did figure out what the structure was built for originally. It's nice that it is visited and appreciated daily, even if the original intent isn't being met anymore. Oh, to have such architecture to treat so cavalierly.

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    Sedile Dominova

    by myriam_c Updated Oct 11, 2005

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    The Sedile Dominova is the Romanesque Cathedral of Sorrento. It's a very elegant building of the 15th century with beautiful baroque trompe l'oeil on the walls of the open loggia. Way back in time the nobles of the city would meet here to discuss city affairs. Today it's a meeting place for the inhabitants of Sorrento.

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