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In one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Italy, architectural masterpieces are not a rarity at all. Check out the most beautiful churches in Italy!
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Basilica Santa Maria della Salute

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While discovering and exploring Venice, it is impossible to not notice the grandeur and beauty of this church rising on the shore of Grand Channel.
   On one of the banks of Grand Channel, in the seventeenth century, one of the most beautiful churches in Venice, Santa Maria della Salute, was built. A symbolic image of the floating city, it appears in many documentaries about the Venetian architecture but also in many paintings made by famous artists such as Michele Marieschi, Francesco Guardi, John Singer Sargent, Walter Sickert and, of course, Canaletto.    After the plague of 1630, which is said to have ki...

Basilica San Marco

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Words are quite useless when describing this piece of art. The proof is the millions of tourists who come to visit this church while in Venice.
   The Basilica di San Marco is the most famous church from Venice and one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture. It is located in Piazza San Marco. Originally the church was a chapel for the Venetian rulers. Since 1807, it has been the sanctuary of the Patriarch of Venice. Thanks to its opulent form, decorated with Byzantine mosaics, and due to its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, has been also called The Golden Church (Chiesa d'Oro). &n...

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

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  Designed to be the world's largest cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore is nowadays surpassed in size by St. Peter in the Vatican, St. Paul's Cathedral in London and Milan. It was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296, as the Florentines desired to have a place of prayer more beautiful than those of Pisa and Siena, rival cities; it was built on the ruins of an old church, Santa Reparata. When it was finished, it was the largest cathedral in Europe of that era, being able to accommodat...

Basilica of St. John Lateran

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  The Papal Archbasilica of St. John Laterano or Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano in Italian is the cathedral of the Church of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. It is the oldest and ranks first among the four Papal Basilicas or major basilicas of Rome. It has the title of ecumenical mother church -mother church of the whole inhabited world -among Roman Catholics; this means that in the Catholic hierarchy, this church is ...

Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura

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  Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Italian: Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura) is one of the four churches that are the great ancient major basilicas or papal basilicas of Rome which are the basilicas of St. John Lateran, St. Maria Maggiore, and St. Peter and Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Unlike all the rest, it stands outside the Aurelian walls in the southern part of the Eternal City. In 1980 it entered the World Heritage List.     I...

Basilica Santa Croce

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  Basilica Santa Croce is located in the very heart of Florence and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions here. It is the greatest Franciscan Gothic church in Florence, famous for its frescoes by Giotto and tombs of the greatest personalities of Italy such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini.     Basilica of Santa Croce is notable primarily for its architectural plan, in Gothic style, as well as its unique pieces of art kep...


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