One of the most charming places of worship in the town of Gravina in Puglia is undoubtedly the cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which stands on the rocky edge of the ravine, close to the Piaggio and Fondovito districts. The building is located on the “asse Orsiniana”, the road that, from the entrance gate to the town, once led to the Baroque bell tower commissioned by Pope Benedict XIII, born Pietro Francesco Orsini in Gravina.
The Cathedral's building dates back to the 12th century and has undergone major renovations over time. The initial Romanesque style was later enriched with typical Renaissance elements. Today, the cathedral bears witness, in its structure, to the artistic languages that characterised the many magnificent elements of Gravina's artistic ferment.