A COLLECTION OF ABANDONED
CHURCHES IN ITALY
Churches play a central role in many cultures. They are meeting places to find joy, peace or comfort together. They also belong to the townscape like hardly any other building and it is, therefore, no wonder that they are often considered landmarks.
Many of them are several centuries old and we preserve them as best we can. But still, like everything human-made, they also have an expiration date. The reasons why churches, mosques, and co. decayed are different.
The deeply religious country Italy, in particular, has a high density of old abandoned churches, which is not least due to the fact that the country was repeatedly hit by natural disasters. It is really sad to see because the value of the buildings goes beyond religion. Some of them are real masterpieces of interior design and handicrafts.
Now, let’s check out some of these amazing constructions …
Clancy's comment: Wow! Extraordinary buildings going to waste. I guess you noticed the lack of graffiti!