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1. The Duomo of Milan, Milan

The third-largest church in the world, Milan’s spectacular Duomo took six centuries to build. With 135 marble spires, 135 gargoyles, 3,400 statues and an inside that’s just as impressive as the outside, the Duomo is an impressive piece of architecture.

Italy is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re skimming along the Mediterranean coastline or exploring the hills of Tuscany, Italy has no shortage of highlights for travellers of all description. But one thing Italy might to better than anywhere else in the world (not including cuisine), is churches.

As the home of Catholicism, Italy is home to some of the world’s grandest cathedrals, from St. Peter’s Basilica to Milan’s Duomo. We’ve created a list of 10 eye-wateringly beautiful churches you can’t miss if you’re exploring Italy.

Have you ever been to Italy? Was there a church that stood out?