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When I visit old religious buildings I always start to think about the enormous power and influence the church has had throughout history. I also think that visitors should notice how much the surrounding landscape has been raised since the church was built. Remember that...More
A visit to Brescia has to include a visit to the Duomo & the Rotunda (two separate entrances and two separate experiences). The Rotuna has many steps, but a lift is available to assist access.
The shear grandeur of the buildings and the ceiling fresco's...More
Next to the new cathedral you find the old cathedral. It is ar round domed structure, dating back to the time church and religion were about belief and not yet about power projection. Authentic, sincere feel about the place. Great to visit to experience 'early'...More
This beautiful old basilica has far more 'presence' than the new version sat olongside with its incredible display of opulence. The old church feels like a real place of worship and a space for contemplation. We have been into dozens of churches on our grand...More