The church whose interior is surprising

The church whose interior is surprising

[Dec.2012] The day when I went to Final Borgo in Liguria, Italy was very cold.

Though the village was very pretty and I could keep walking and taking photos, I needed to get warm somewhere inside.

So, although its exterior was not attractive at all, I went into a church there.

I was so surprised to see the gorgeous interior.

The size is substantial, too, too big for this small village.

I searched and found that this Basilica di San Biagio was founded in the 13th century.

This town used to be a trading hub of wool and hemp, and San Biagio is a patron saint for wool.

When they rebuild the church after being attacked by Genova in 17th century, the church was enlarged and became as big as this.