If you're planning a trip to any city or region of Italy, you simply must be sure to visit some of the country's incredible churches. Whether you are a fan of classical art, Renaissance architecture, or simply a student of history, Italy's churches are some of the best places to experience the country's amazing culture and heritage, and to see religious art in the environment in which it was originally intended to be displayed.
However, visiting a house of worship is not the same as visiting a museum, gallery, or other kind of tourist attraction. There are certain rules of etiquette tourists should observe when visiting Italy's magnificent churches and basilicas, whether or not you are a practitioner of the Christian faith. These rules of etiquette are simple to follow, and will ensure that you can enjoy and admire some of Italy's finest treasures without aggravation, stress or disappointment.