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Capital of the Baroque of Europe, proclaimed a World Heritage Site by Unesco, and defined by the poet Cesare Brandi as “Garden of Stone”. It is known all over the world for the splendor of its Baroque architecture. Entirely rebuilt in the early 1700s after the devastating earthquake of 1693 It has more than 30 churches, numerous convents and noble palaces. But the real jewel remains the Cathedral which, due to papal privilege, was elevated to the rank of Pontifical Minor Basilica.