St. Peter’s Church in Leuven, Belgium

Leuven Belgium

Back in the 10th century, a small church was built near the road named Cologne Bavay and the river Dijle. After the fire of 1176, a larger Romanesque church was erected. Its crypt still exists today under the present church.

When the town rallied after the political economic crisis at the beginning of the 15th century, they started to build the Gothic church, which is the one you can see and visit today.

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The Basilica of Maria Ausiliatrice of Christians in Turin

Maria Ausiliatrice Church Turin

Once you are in Turin, this is a must-see place, even if you are the best example of believers. Consacrated in 1868, the Basilica is the heart of Valdocco and it is a very important symbol for the Salesian Family.

Saint Giovanni Bosco wanted to built it as a center from which the devotion to Maria Ausiliatrice should spread over the world, during a very difficult historical period.

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Visit Chianti in Tuscany

Visit Chianti

The area of Chianti and the Tuscan countryside where you can admire the expanse of rolling hills, valleys with olive groves and vineyards, dotted with castles and Roman churches, called churches that stretch between Florence and Siena.

Chianti The name derives from the Etruscan Clante root meaning water and paradox is a destination for cultural tourism, particularly in fine Italian wine lover, who in the wine regions of Siena, Arezzo, Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Pisa are protected by the DOCG, designation of origin and guaranteed.

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Visit Lucca in Tuscany Italy

Visit Lucca

Among the prettiest villages in northern Tuscany, Lucca is a jewel among the collection’s high Renaissance walls that form the perfect setting for this beautiful medieval city where time seems to stand still.

Lucca is traveling on foot and you can see the churches of great artistic value as a XI century Romanesque cathedral dedicated to San Martino where within the church houses the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto and guarded the Holy Face, the wooden crucifix is said to have been carved by Nicodemus, who witnessed the crucifixion of Christ.

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Visit Arezzo in Tuscany Italy

Visit Arezzo

Arezzo, Etruscan city, boasts a medieval city with monuments of great value as Piazza Grande, the square in the Gothic style built on a slope and living in the city and known to be resumed in the film by Benigni, La Vita è bella.

Curch of Santa Maria delle Piave with its characteristic bell tower called “the hundred-hole”, the Gothic church of San Domenico, where inside and look after the young Cimabue’s crucifix.

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