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.
Let’s start our walk with the Romans in, where else… Roma.
Now that you have decided a trip to the Italian peninsula to walk with the Romans is in your future, it’s time to choose the places you want to see. It may seem like that would be an easy thing to do. Not so much! There are just so many sights and not enough time for you to see everything.
Why Rome? To keep it simple, it’s where it all began for the Roman Empire. This is where the foundations of law, art and culture for future western civilizations were laid.
To simplify it even more, Rome is an amazing living history lesson. The old city lets you walk with the Romans of past centuries along the via they once did. In doing so, you also become part of that history.
With that said, you need to start somewhere. Roma, The Eternal City, is a great place to begin your adventure. Rome is a must see if you think this may be your only trip to Italy. Skipping Roma is like skipping the African elephants while on safari in Kenya. Sure you saw the rhinos, lions and hippos but, you’ll have missed the big one. Trust me, you’ll kick yourself later.