You know you’re in Italy when you walk across a square, down a little alley and find yourself in front of church as gorgeous as this. Isn’t there just something about Italian towns and their historical architecture that instantly transports one back in time!
For one, they’re blessed with centuries (millennia, to be precise) of buildings across styles that have survived to this day. And two, for the most part at least, they’ve been well maintained and many of them continue to be inhabited or used in some form or the other. Plenty of inspiration for a country like our own, eh? Unfortunately, we may have as vast a collection of monuments, but apart from a couple of hundred a majority of them here seem to be in a state of decay.
Anyhoo, coming back to Bergamo: this is the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, built in the middle ages to thank Virgin Mary for saving the town from a bout of plague. It’s probably as intricately decorated and stunning from the inside as well; except that we’ll never know for sure because we never made it to the inside. Don’t ask me why. Let’s just say circa 2009.
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