The Most Beautiful Italian Cathedrals

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Whatever time of the year you choose to visit this country you will not regret it. One of most fascinating things in Italy is it’s Renaissance architecture. Every Italian city has an amazing old town area with many beautiful buildings. Now we present you with five of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy: Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena), Florence Cathedral, St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

For your travel inspiration, here are a few pictures of each cathedral. Each cathedral is special in its own way. You should really visit all five of them.

Siena Cathedral

Siena Cathedral is Roman Catholic cathedral, it was completed in 1348. It has form of Latin cross. Both, exterior and interior are covered with white and greenish-black marble, with addition of red marble on the façade.

Florence Cathedral

Florence cathedral was constructed in 1436, it is build in Gothic stile. The cathedral complex includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Saint Mark’s Basilica

Saint Mark’s Basilica is located in piazza San Marco, main Venetian square. With surrounding buildings it forms amazing Renaissance atmosphere and one of the most beautiful places on the whole world.   

Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral is Gothic cathedral. Construction of Milan Cathedral was started in 1386. Finally it was finished in 1965 when last gate was inaugurated.

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located within City of Vatican. It was built for more than a 100 years.


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