Archbasilica of St John Lateran

Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Rome

Wonder Archbasilica of St John Lateran   In short There is only one archbasilica in the world – Archbasilica of St John Lateran. This could be the most important church in the world, at least for the Catholic Church – although not far from it is the better known and more imposing St. Peter’s Basilica. Lateran […]

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Wonder Santa Maria della Salute, Venice   In short Few building are as elegant and well located as Santa Maria della Salute – or, simply, Salute in Venice. The story of this church is both miraculous and casual: a story of relief after a horrific epidemics of plague and a story of the skills and ambitions […]

Pisa Cathedral

Pisa Cathedral. Italy

Wonder Pisa Cathedral   In short It seems, everyone has seen the images of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This means – everyone has seen another beautiful building next to it: the exquisite Pisa Cathedral. In fact, the Leaning Tower is just a more recent belltower next to the cathedral. Rating 56.8% GPS coordinates 43.7233 N […]

Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

Wonder Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua   In short One of the largest churches and definitely – one of the most interesting ones in Italy is Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. Every year some 5 million pilgrims come here – to pray about finding things that are lost and were dear to them as […]

Saint Mark’s Basilica

Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice

Wonder Saint Mark’s Basilica   In short At the time when the influence of Byzantine Empire was waning, in Venice started construction of new cathedral church which would represent the best of the former and the new, local art: Saint Mark’s Basilica. Now, this is one of the most splendid structures in the world. Rating 75.7% […]

Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria

West facade of Siena Cathedral, Italy

Wonder Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria   In short One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy is Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria. This grand building looks pompous from outside and contains numerous treasures of art inside. Rating 57.0% GPS coordinates 43.3176 N 11.3289 E Location, address Europe, Italy, Tuscany, centre of Siena Category Churches Name […]

Assisi Basilica (Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi)

Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, facade of the Upper Church

Wonder Assisi Basilica (Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi)   In short The construction of the Assisi Basilica caused strife among the followers of Francis of Assisi – the magnificence and luxury of this enormous building contradicted to the celebration of powerty by St.Francis. Nevertheless Assisi Basilica today is one of the most important church buildings worldwide, […]

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral in the night, Italy

Wonder Florence Cathedral   In short There are few buildings with such great importance for world architecture as Florence Cathedral. Many world-famed architects and artisans have built it but Filippo Brunelleschi – the true genius of structural engineering – should be mentioned first. Cathedral is devoted to St. Mary the Flower. This is an allusion to […]

Orvieto Cathedral

Facade of Orvieto Cathedral, Italy

Wonder Orvieto Cathedral   In short One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time – few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture. Rating 52.5% GPS coordinates 42.7170 N 12.1133 E Location, address Europe, Italy, Umbria, […]

Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral, Italy

Wonder Milan Cathedral   In short One of the most beautiful buildings in the world and the second-largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Milan cathedral was constructed for 582 years from 1386 to 1965. Adorned with some 3,400 statues. Rating 71.7% GPS coordinates 45.4642 N 9.1908 E Location, address Europe, Italy, Lombardia, centre of Milan Category […]