Religious monuments in Italy: the best sights

Italy with Rome is the center of Christianity and for this reason all the most important religious monuments are located here.

Traveling up and down in Italy you can see a church adorning every corner of the biggest and the smallest cities. The most famous, the centre of Christendom is St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome.

If you want to discover religious architecture in Italy, your journey must start from the capital. Rome is the most important italian city and one of the oldest one. The Holy See is full of sights to visit.

In order not to miss the opportunity to visit them all, we recommend booking a Vatican Tour with licensed guides. This can allow you to skip the line and have a privileged entrance for all the most important sights of the catholic world.

Other italian sights to discover

The journey to discover the beauty of faith and the best ecclesiastical monuments in Italy does not stop in Rome. The Basilica di San Fracesco di Assisi is a landmark for those who are devoted to St. Francis. No doubt, this is one of the most important ecclesiastical sights in the world. It is the mother church of the Franciscan order in Italy and was built starting 1228. The Upper Basilica is well know for the Giotto’s frescoes but also for some Cimabue’s masterpieces.

The Duomo di Milano is a real artwork and the biggest Gothic cathedral in Italy. This is the third-largest church in the world. Marble spires, gargoyles, more than 3,400 statues: the number of the church are impressive. The iconic symbol is the Madonnina, a golden statue of Mary.

In Venice there is the Basilica di San Marco, that it is famous for the Byzantine inheritance it contains. The Gold Chruch is the other name of the sight, that stands in the middle of the city. Here you can see some of the works of Titian, Tintoretto and so on.

The Cathedral of Siena is another must see place. One of the masterpieces that you can find here is the Nicola Pisano’s pulpit made of Carrara marble. One of the most beautiful and stunning all around the world.

Moving to Florence, you have to visit the church of Santa Trinità, the mother church of the Vallumbrosan Order of monks. Here there are 20 chapels rich of colours and stained glasses. One the most valuable things are the multiple murals painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

In Florence there is also the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore that dominates the skyline. The dome was drawn by Brunelleschi but there are also some works of Giotto and Pisano. The interior of the dome is painted with a representation of The Last Judgement by Giorgio Vasari.

Last but not least, the Cattedrale di Sant’Andreain Amalfi. The building and the place are just breathtaking with an Arab-Sicilian façade, medieval bronze doors and baroque interiors. One of the most beautiful ecclesiasticalsights in Italy.