There are so many grand churches all across Italy. The churches in the small towns are just as ornate as the larger cathedrals in the big cities.
There is no white space and it’s obvious the trend set by Michelangelo, who spent years on his back painting the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. Seems everyone then copied him.
Some of the trends in the churches include the magnificent methodical bell ringing, the dedication of the churchgoers to daily Mass, and the vigilant attention to keeping votive candles lit; the larger ones have had the natural flame replaced by electrical light bulbs.
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