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Churchyard

The churchyard was begun in 1277, the last of the monumental buildings of the Piazza dei Miracoli. From an architectonical point of view, it is composed by high rectangular walls, outside in simple white marble, with 43 blind arches and two doors. The main access is the one on the square, and it is decorated with a rich gothic tabernacle, made in the second half of XIV century, containing statues of Our Lady with the Child and Saints. Inside the Churchyard is similar to a cloister with arches, completed in 1464 in Gothic style. In 1360, while the architectonic structure was not complete yet, the decoration of the walls with subject about life and death began. In the churchyard the main personalities of the city were buried; an old popular belief says that the ground of the Churchyard decomposes very quickly the bodies, leaving only the bones.

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