Best Basilicas to Visit in Italy
Italy is known for its dizzying number of lofty cathedrals, which are differentiated by the excellent work of art they possess, which is easily notable among the main churches in each city, commonly referred to as the Chiesa Madre, cattedrale, basilica, or Duomo. A person who tours the basilica need to understand the potential cathedrals to visit and cost that may be incurred and the main basilicas in Italy and the following is a description of some of the most common basilicas.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is of course one of the main cathedrals in Rome but it is in The Vatican, a small country led by the pope in the middle of Rome, and not in Italy.
The next basilica on our focus is the cathedral of Santa Marie del Fiore or the il Duomo, the cathedral believed to be the most famous in Italy, with its unique feature being the Brunelleschi’s Dome which have proved to be a masterpiece construction item with the interior being covered by frescoes. On the exterior of this cathedral, there are colored marbles with white, green and pink colors, which are made of stained windows.
Another basilica commonly considered by tourists is the 12th century cathedral of Modena, which is one of the top Romanesque basilicas in Italy and is mostly popular for being the place Luciano Pavarotti was rested. The exterior of the cathedral is filled with figures that reflect stories from the bible and the interior consists of lots of treasures including mosaics and parpets made of marble in the 13th century to show and explain the passions of Christ himself.
The fourth common cathedral in Italy is the Saint Francis Cathedral in the Umbian town of Assisi and is known to people who tours the basilica for hosting the tomb of Saint Francis who was from the same town. This cathedral has two churches, a lower one and an upper one, which both enjoy the possession of frescoes and arts from the medieval period that heavily contribute to its status of being a UNESCO world heritage.
Lastly, the Duomo of Siena among the top gothic cathedrals of Italy with a black and white facades that is furnished by statues and carvings and there are many works of art in the inside. The art pieces inside this cathedral were the efforts of artists like Donatello, Michelangelo and Pinturicchio, which call for an entrance fee of about 8 Euros, but could increase whenever you decide to visit other sites in the cathedral.
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