The Italian churches have played a very important role in the Catholic religion and history of that country. So if you decide to visit Italy, then you should visit some of them. You may not have time to visit them all, but with a few, you can recognize that unique style that characterizes them. In addition, you will feel the immediate connection with God.
“The Dome of Milan“: as its name indicates, is located in Milan and is the fourth largest church in Italy and one of the largest in the world. It is inspired by the Gothic cathedrals of Europe. There can be around 40 thousand people inside. One important fact is that it took 5 centuries to be built. 500 years! There were 500 years of faithful work worthy of visiting.
The Basilica of San Francisco has been a World Heritage Site since 2000. It is located at the top of the “Hill of Hell”, where public executions have long been held. It began to be built after the death of St. Francis of Assisi, from whom he inherited his name. Worth going to visit and do honors.
“Basilica of St. Mary Major” is one of the four major basilicas and the only Roman church that retains the strictly basilical plant and the primitive early Christian structure. In the building, you can clearly notice the various architectural styles, such as the baroque, paleo-Christian and counter-reform. On the right side of the facade, you can visit the memorial of the protestant massacre that took place on Saint Bartholomew’s day. Beneath the basilica, there is also the crypt of Bethlehem, which houses the remains of important figures of Catholic history. If you are as interested as I am in the Catholic religion, surely you should visit this church.