This magnificent ancient temple was built by Emperor Hadrian in 125 AD and converted into a church in 609. It is the oldest intact ancient building in Rome.
Basilica di San Francesco
Filled with spectacular frescoes by Giotto, this church is Assisi's crowning glory. It is a place of pilgrimage for Francis devotees and art lovers alike.
San Vitale Basilica
Built in 548 over the site of the martyrdom of St. Vitalis, this octagonal church contains some of the most celebrated mosaics in the West.
This baptistery was built at the end of the 5th century, when the Arian Visigoths ruled Italy. The dome mosaic shows the baptism of Christ with a personification of the River Jordan.
Located in a Tuscan valley near Siena, this spectacularly beautiful abbey is a must-see. Gregorian chant can be heard from inside the elegant Romanesque church throughout the day.
Milan Cathedral is a elaborate and spiky Gothic edifice on the main square in the city center. It is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world. And you can walk on the roof!
Paestum Archaeological Site
The Paestum Archaeological Site in southern Italy is home to three Doric Greek temples - the Temple of Neptune, Temple of Hera and Temple of Ceres - and many other ancient ruins.
Siena's cathedral is considered one of the great examples of Italian Gothic architecture, with black-and-white stripes, beautifully decorated floors and many art masterpieces.
Guided Tours of Italy
- Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Featured
- Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's
- Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour including Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
- Skip the Line: Vatican in One Day
- Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Group Walking Tour
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