Vercelli. Basilica of St Andrew



Built between 1219 and 1227, it is certainly the city's most precious jewel. Few Italian architectural works can boast such a strong resemblance to French Gothic. In it, elements of the Romanesque tradition and new European Gothic influences blend beautifully. The Franco-Burgundian influence is clearly visible in the two towers, flanking the façade, and in the octagonal-shaped tiburium. The interior, on the other hand, is in the shape of a Latin cross, while the choir is rectangular.


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