Tourist Attraction in Orbetello: Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
The church of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of worship in Orbetello, in the province of Grosseto, a church in the diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello and the seat of the parish of San Biagio. The assumption that the church was created in the ruins of an Etruscan temple that became Roman still has not found a certain confirmation in certain data, although the Roman finds found in that area and the high position in which it rises, resemble the podium of a Temple, would seem eloquent evidence in this regard. There is news of an extension of the building in 1201 as part of the general enlargement of the city. Substantial restoration work was carried out between 1370 and 1376; This intervention goes back to the Late Gothic façade with a sixth acute and sculpted portal, surmounted by an elegant band of dentite decorated with human protomes; Above that, open the splendid rosette, surrounded by a quadrilateral round where the faces of men are faced, and yet in a niche, the bust of Jesus Christ blessing with the chalice in hand.