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The famous St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) in Venice, Italy. 
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The famous St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) in Venice, Italy.
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Inside the Basilica of San Petronio, the main church of Bologna, Italy. 
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Inside the Basilica of San Petronio, the main church of Bologna, Italy.

Wikipedia: It is the sixth largest church in the world, stretching for 132 meters in length and 60 meters in width, while the vault reaches 45 meters inside and 51 meters in the facade. It can contain about 28,000 persons. The basilica is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Petronius, who was the bishop of Bologna in the fifth century.
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Inside the Romanesque Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy. 
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Inside the Romanesque Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy.

"Fridianus (Frediano) was an Irish bishop of Lucca in the first half of the 6th century. He had a church built on this spot, dedicated to St. Vincent, a martyr from Zaragoza, Spain. When Fridianus was buried in this church, the church was renamed Ss. Frediano and Vincenzo. Soon afterwards, a community of Augustinian canons was growing around this church. In the Longobard era, the church and the Canon House were enlarged. In 1104, this order was recognized by pope Paschal II. The prior of St. Frediano was later accorded a rank equal in dignity to that of a bishop.

The church acquired its present appearance of a typical Roman basilica during the period 1112-1147. In the 13th-14th centuries the striking façade was decorated with a huge golden 13th century mosaic representing The Ascension of Christ the Saviour with the apostles below. Berlinghiero Berlinghieri designed it in a Byzantine/medieval style.

Several chapels of the nobility were added in the 14th-16th centuries. These are lavishly decorated with paintings. Inside, the basilica is built in richly carved white marble. It consists of a nave and two aisles with arches supported by columns with Roman and Romanesque capitals. The Roman capitals were recycled from the nearby Roman amphitheatre." (Text from Wikipedia).

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The church of San Frediano, Lucca: a column with fresco fragmentsThe church of San Frediano, LuccaThe church of San Frediano, Lucca: the 12th century Romanesque baptismal fontThe church of San Frediano, Lucca: a detail from the 12th century Romanesque baptismal fontThe church of San Frediano, Lucca: a detail from the 12th century Romanesque baptismal font
The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. 
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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.

"The basilica was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I over the burial place of Saint Paul, where it was said that, after the Apostle's execution, his followers erected a memorial, called a cella memoriae. This first edifice was expanded under Valentinian I in the 370s. In 386, Emperor Theodosius I began erecting a much larger and more beautiful basilica with a nave and four aisles with a transept; the work including the mosaics was not completed until Leo I's pontificate (440–461). In the 5th century it was larger than the Old St. Peter's Basilica. [...]

On 15 July 1823 a fire, started through the negligence of a workman who was repairing the lead of the roof, resulted in the almost total destruction of the basilica which, alone of all the churches of Rome, had preserved its primitive character for 1435 years. It was re-opened in 1840, and reconsecrated 1855 with the presence of Pope Pius IX and fifty cardinals. Completing the works of reconstruction took longer, however, and many countries made their contributions. The Viceroy of Egypt sent pillars of alabaster, the Emperor of Russia the precious malachite and lapis lazuli of the tabernacle. The work on the principal facade, looking toward the Tiber, was completed by the Italian Government, which declared the church a national monument." (Text from Wikipedia).

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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. 
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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.
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