Our Top 10 List of Italian Churches

Magnificent Mosaic
Looking to the Heavens

 

Here we go, our first top 10 list of churches.  Well… it’s our first top 10 of anything for that matter!

We chose churches,  aka – Chiesa, Cattedrale, Duomo, Basilica for our first top ten list because they are the central attraction of any city, town or village throughout Italy.  You’ll be hard pressed to pass by these magnificent symbols of faith without taking at least one sneak peak inside.  The need to see what lies behind their impressive doors is hard to ignore.

A beautiful thing about these churches is that they are welcoming to all travellers regardless of your own personal faith.  All that is required is for visitors to be respectful while they are inside and to speak softly since there are many who have come to worship.

 

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Florence – Our Tale of Two Cities

The View from the Giotto's (Bell) Tower
The Duomo in Firenze

 

Unlike Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, our tale of two cities is technically the same place, Florence.  Hang in there folks, it’ll make sense soon…

 

Florence for us is really two cities.  Florence of 2011 and Florence of 2015.  I’ll stop talking in riddles now and fill you in on the details.

 

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