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Basilica di San Giulio, Lake Orta

Basilica di San Giulio, Lake Orta

Isola San Giulio, IT

Little is known about the origins of the Basilica of St. Giulio. Recent excavations, however, have shown that a building was already there in the 4th and 5th centuries. The site is supposedly the place of death of Julius of Novara (Gulio di Orta), a missionary priest who converted northern Italy. Among other buildings on the island, the church, due to its antiquity, displays an interesting mix of styles ranging from Romanesque to Baroque.

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Milan, IT

The basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore is a Catholic basilica in Milan. Built between the late 4th and early 5th centuries, it is among the oldest churches in the city. The edifice is considered one of the major monumental building of Roman times in Milan.

Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore

Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore

Naples, IT

The basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore is a basilica whose construction lasted from the 13th to the 18th century. The building houses the Museo dell'Opera di San Lorenzo Maggiore.

Basilica di San Nicola

Basilica di San Nicola

Bari, IT

The Basilica of San Nicola is one of the most significant examples of Apulian Romanesque architecture. The basilica was founded in 1087 by Benedictines with the main purpose of receiving the relics of St. Nicholas stolen in Myra (Turkey) by sailors from Bari.

Basilica di San Petronio

Basilica di San Petronio

Bologna, IT

The Basilica of San Petronio is a major church in Bologna, one of the largest brick Gothic buildings in the world. Although construction began in the late 14th century, the building, which was to be larger than St. Peter's Basilica, is largely unfinished since the 17th century.

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta

Genoa, IT

The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta di Carignano is a religious building built in the 16th century. Like many Genoese churches, it was first a family chapel (belonging to the Sauli family) before becoming an abbey church and a basilica.

Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine

Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine

Florence, IT

The church of Santa Maria del Carmine is a Catholic church built in the thirteenth century. She is famous for the cycle of painting presented in the chapel Brancacci, a fundamental work of Renaissance art, directed by Masaccio and Masolino.

Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Rome, IT

The Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is a 15th century basilica near the Pantheon. It is a rare example of Gothic architecture in Rome. It is in the contiguous convent of the church that, on June 22, 1633, Galileo Galilei, suspected of heresy, abjured his scientific theses.

Basilica di Santo Stefano

Basilica di Santo Stefano

Bologna, IT

The Basilica of Santo Stefano is a complex of seven churches, the oldest, the Church of Saints Vitale and Agricola, being built from the fourth century. Partly destroyed in the 10th century, the complex was repaired by Benedictine monks in the 11th century.

Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

Milan, IT

The basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is one of the oldest churches in Milan, being built between 379 and 386. It is traditionally considered the second most important church in the city of Milan.

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