SALZBURG cathedral (161428) was the first Italiandesigned church to be built north of the Alps. It is the work of Santino Solari, who came from Como, and it combines the characteristics of a nave church with the open basilica. Its interior is frescoed by Mascagni, Ignatio Solari and others of the period, while the bronze doors, representing Faith, Hope and Charity, are the work of modern sculptors, one of whom is Giacomo Ma II zii.
Outside, twin towers in the renaissance manner. guard the façade which is solid and ins pressive and decorative bat has no suggestion of the fantastic undulations that were to become a feature of the later churches in Rome and Vienna. Indeed for the baroque period Salzburg cathedral is both austere and restrained and the impression it makes is of power and strength. The main entrance and the façade behind is used as a backdrop for the famous " Everyman ' , played each year during the Salzburg Festival, on the cathedral steps.