The Churches of Italy

Italy is famous for many things but its churches are old and magnificent. They are not just churches but art galleries, studies in architecture and beautiful places to visit. They provide a cool atmosphere from the hot sun. The frescoes are wonderful to study, telling of story of days long gone. Every city has at least one church. They may be called Chiesa, Catterdrale, Basilica or Duomo.

Do not pass up a chance to visit one of these marvels. Look at the floors, the splendor of its height, the walls and stained glass windows. Look for frescoes and tapestries. The alters are magnificent. The organs are fantastic and even the pulpits can be ornate.

Below is just a sampling of churches from some big and small cities around Italy:


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Duomo Florence


Duomo Cortona

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Duomo Siena


Assisi Cathedral (in Assisi)


Church in Assisi


Saint Francis (Outside Assisi)


Pantheon Rome


Church in Castelnuovo Cilento (Campania)


Saint Peter’s Basillica – Vatican City

Post your pictures of your favorite Italian churches in the comments below.


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7 thoughts on “The Churches of Italy

  1. I absolutely love churches! I’m not religious, but I love the detail and how much history most of them have.

  2. Church in Castelnuovo Cilento (Campania) is the only one on your above list George we have not been to, all the others, Cortona 1 x, Sienna 2 x, and all the others many many times and we still visit again when we are over there. Since you went to Cortona, did you not go to Le Celle??? This is our idea of Paradise! Ciao Carina

  3. I love Romanesque churches, ideally those whose interiors haven’t been mucked about by later baroque “improvers”. And I love the sculptures on the front of this obscure little church, San Vito sul Cesano. I wasn’t sure how to add a photo, as you suggested, George, so I have taken the liberty of adding a link to my blog, something I don’t usually do.

    Take a tour of Le Marche region and you’ll see quite a few unspoiled Romanesque churches.

  4. The link worked!

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