Christian Tours In Italy 2018

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries of Europe comprising some of the most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth, also a home to many of the world’s largest churches and masterpieces of architecture, High art and monuments.

Along with Greece, it is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Italy combines a collection of culturally related elements that martyr the ancient Phoenician, Carthaginian and Greek settling in the south, Etruscans and Celts inhabitants across the center and north and various ancient Italian tribes dispersed throughout the country. Especially the Latins formed the Roman Empire which dominated the Mediterranean peninsula, conquered much of the ancient world and became the leading cultural, political and religious center of Western civilization shaping most of the modern world.

Among the many legacies of Roman dominance is the global distribution of Christianity as a major world religion. The capital, Rome, is one of the oldest of the world’s great cities founded by descendants of Abraham that is people from the Zarah branch of Judah settling in Italy long before the founders Romulus and Remus. Rome is commonly regarded as the "home" of the Christian Catholic Church not only because surrounds the independent state of Vatican City but major because of Saint Peter’s and Saint Paul’s presence in the city. Saint Peter traveled, ministered, served as bishop, and died in Rome while St. Peter's Basilica, is considered as the largest church of Christendom.

The apostle Paul went to Rome on mission and during his time there, he wrote some of his well-known epistles to the churches of the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians, while also the letter to Philemon. Other notable biblical sites across Italy accompanied by special stories are the Cathedral of St. Mark's in Venice, one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture, and Brunelleschi's Florence Cathedral which has the biggest brick dome in the world and includes the "Gates of Paradise" doors at the Baptistery by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the Milan Cathedral, the largest Italian church and the fifth largest in the world.