The best weekends for me include an excursion! 😍 That’s one of the things I love about living in Italy, there is just so much art and history to see! However, when it’s +35 dressing up for a day trip that includes a Church excursion is not always easy! ⛪ That’s why I love light pant jumpsuits! These are super comfy and dress code appropriate! Yes, don’t forget a light scarf, too, as you often must cover the shoulders when entering a Church! 💗
This antique Pomposa Abbey in the province of Ferrara was built at around IX century and has strong Ravenna and Byzantine influences in its structure! The interior has a lot of marble, mosaic floors and beautiful frescos from the Bible themes (everything from Adam and Eve to Noah’s Arc, and Heaven or Hell 😈😇 feels a bit like entering a story book)! However, what I found really unique were the exterior decorations of the walls, the little colorful ceramic plates! 🔮 I have seen a lot of Churches, but never decorated this way, it was truly unique! 💗
Also it was interesting to see the adjacent antique Monastery, fully frescoed, as well! 😍 Check out this eating room!
Yes, I love Church art, there’s something mystical, beautiful and timelessly universal about frescos painted hundreds of years ago, Byzantine mosaics or Faenza’s ceramics! Antique Churches are not only spiritual places, they are a huge testimony of our culture and human race. I will never get enough of these places, as each of them leave me something magical inside! 💗💫😍