Preci

Church of St. Catherine

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Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Garibaldi 1 - 06043 Cascia
info@iat.cascia.pg.it
The Church of St. Catherine is one of the oldest church of Preci: it dates back to the X century. 
Over the years it has modified almost completely its original appearance because of drastic restorations. Now it houses the museum of Preci Surgery: thanks to the restoration work at the opening of the museum was reopened the Romanesque portal walled for years and it has been consolidated the above belfry. The Municipality of Preci in collaboration with the University of Perugia and the University of Rome supported the opening  of The Museum of the Preci Surgery in May 2009. It houses an exhibition of portrait of famous doctors, famous patients and some anatomical illustrations prints. There are cases containing tools and surgical instruments used by preciani surgeons. The story of the surgery of Preci it is also exposed at the Diocesan Museum of Sant'Eutizio. In the two museums they are showed medical instruments and iconographic documentation. For the inhabitants of this area was very simple to practice surgery because they being experienced in pork processing they knew the anatomy which isn’t very different from that of humans.