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Pomposa Abbey

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Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery near Ferrara, Italy. It was one of the most important in northern Italy. The buildings are Romanesque.

The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is from the 7th-9th century, being later enlarged; the interior, consisting of a nave and two aisles, contains a good mosaic pavement, and interesting frescoes by Vitale da Bologna; and there are also paintings in the refectory by a Riminese master. The chapter hall has early 14th-century frescoes by a pupil of Giotto. The bell tower (1063), standing at 48 m, is one of the finest belltowers from the Romanesque period.

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