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  • Basilicas & Churches

    | Abruzzo | Assisi | Florence | General |
    | Milan | Puglia | Rome | Tuscany | Venice |

    Assisi

    Basilica of St. Clare
    This basilica, which is located in Assisi, is a great example of Franciscan style architecture.

    Basilica of St. Francis
    Located on "Paradise Hill" in Assisi, but did you know that this site was once known as "Hell's Hill?"

    Cathedral of St. Rufinus
    Located in Assisi, it was in this church that St. Francis preached his first sermon.

    Santa Maria degli Angeli
    Visit one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world.

    Florence

    Churches
    Florence, like many Italian cities, is filled with churches. But as the cradle of the Renaissance, it was specifically for many of these churches and family chapels that magnificent works of art were commissioned of the greatest artists of all time.

    Florence Church Map
    An annotated map with photos and locations of the churches, cathedrals, basilicas and monasteries of Florence, Italy.

    San Lorenzo
    It is the oldest church in Florence dating back to 393 AD. The present building was designed and built by Brunelleschi in 1423.

    Santa Croce
    The monumental complex of Santa Croce welcomes the visitor by making available its heritage, an admirable blend of Franciscan spirituality, history and art.

    Santa Maria del Fiore
    Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world.

    Santa Maria Novella
    You can admire the work of Leon Battista Alberti with these photos of the exterior of the church.

    General

    Cappella degli Scrovegni
    Excellent site to see the beautiful frescoes by Giotto. These frescoes depict scenes from the life of Jesus.

    Chiesa dei Morti
    In the quaint Italian town of Urbania in the Pesaro and Urbino province of the Marche region is a rather unique yet fascinating church called the Chiesa dei Morti (Church of the Dead).

    Madonna della Corona
    Carved within the rocky cliff of Monte Baldo in Spiazzi suspended between heaven and earth is the beautiful Santuario Madonna della Corona (Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown).

    Montecassino Abbey
    This gives you a wonderful look and description of the beautiful interior of the basilica located in Monte Cassino.

    Otranto's Skull Cathedral
    Otranto is a beautiful seaside town that gives you majestic views of the Adriatic Sea. The town is home to the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Annunziata. It is the largest Cathedral and an architectural wonder in the Salento area of Puglia.

    Santa Maria dell'Assunta
    A wonderful look at the exterior of this beautiful Duomo located in Siena.

    Milan

    Milan Cathedral
    These 15 photos give you a wonderful look at the exterior of one of the largest cathedrals in the world.

    St. Ambrogio Cathedral
    Did you know that this is the only church in the world with two bell towers?

    St. Maria delle Grazie
    A must see because it is home to Leonardo's Last Supper.

    Venice

    Churches
    A list of churches in Venice and all the infromation needed to plan your visit.

    San Marco
    This houses one of the world's most important collection of Byzantine gold work and is a must see when visiting Venice.

    San Sebastiano
    This church contains the most important paintings created by Paolo Veronese.

    Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    This is considered one of the greatest Early Renaissance structures located in the city.

    Santa Maria della Salute
    When I looked at the first four photos I got an image that one day long ago this church just arose from the water as a gift to the people of Venice.

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