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Amazing church for the details of decoration. The roof decoration is painted so well to appear solid volumes! The roof of side chapels are instead really carved in wood. The all walls and the awesome dome are painted so well that appears as carved. The...More
Wandered into the Basilica from Herb Square. The interior exceeded expectations in terms of the quality of paintings and finish. It is claimed that some mud containing the blood of Christ is buried at its centre.
I often have trouble liking Baroque churches, finding them over elaborate, but this one is exceptionally beautiful. I don't know the period over which the interior was painted but it looks all of a piece. The dome is very impressive too.
Such a beautiful church! Very ornate interior and all of the paintings are stunning! It’s a pleasure to sit and look at all of the artwork and lovely structures. We enjoyed walking around the church, my only issue was I wanted more time!
I have visited a number of churches during this trip to Italy, and this is the most beautiful I have seen so far. There is construction going on everywhere in Mantova, but step inside these walls and the noise from outside fades and you are...More
I've travelled all over Italy, and this is one of my top churches based on the extensive 3D artwork. You see some of this on the ceiling at the Vatican museum, and in some other churches, but this one has every column covered. It's wonderful.