The apse, in the Gothic architecture, is characterized by seven chapels inside of which the architect has wanted to link the uniqueness of the Narnese lowered arch with Gothic arch.

The seven chapels.

The chapels, covered by choir stalls, keep a relevant heritage of frescos, almost all assigned to the Maestro of Narni and to his workshop. 

The chorus.

The chorus, built in 1474, is another important element of the apse.

Gift of the Cardinal of Narni Berardo Eroli, partly represents an element of disturbance to the grandeur of the environment but, as a whole, represents an artwork that deserves attention for the fineness of the inlay that looks like a delicate lace. 

Worthy of note are the terminal panels, carved with the figures of the Angel Gabriel and the Madonna to represent the Annunciation.  Their perfection makes them attributed to the Vecchietta who in those years sculpted the statue of Sant’Antonio abate, on which we will dwell later, and the San Bernardino who is now at the Bargello in Florence.

The canvas of the apse represents the glory of San Giovenale and it is attributed to Girolamo Troppa, painter born in Rocchette in Sabina in 1636.

L'Abside con le sette cappelle e il coro della Cattedrale di San Giovenale

Cathedral of San Giovenale


Piazza Cavour – 05035 Narni TR

Opening hours

Opening hours: 

  • from 8am to 12.30pm
  • from 3.30pm to 7pm
Where to park

It is suggested to park the car in the Suffraggio’s parking lot and go up with the elevator until Via Garibaldi reaching Piazza Cavour.

Discover Narni.

Continue to walk with us discovering what to see inside the walls of Narni.

Or discover the points of interest of Narni and of its territory:

Piazza dei Priori di Narni
City of Narni

Piazza dei Priori

One of the most beautiful squares in Umbria, Piazza dei Priori – in the past Platea Major – is in the highest part of Narni

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Monumento al senatore Pietro Cesi nella Cattedrale di San Giovenale di Narni

The left aisle

The left aisle, placed on the lateral entrance from Piazza Garibaldi, preserves different works including graves, altars and chapels. The left aisle of the Cathedral of

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Comune di Narni

Piazza dei Priori, 1 – 05035 Narni (TR)

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