Take a tour of Basilica of San Gaudenzio in Novara, Italy - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
A view of the cityscape of Novara, Italy is dominated by a single landmark reaching into the sky.
The tallest structure in the city is the Basilica of San Gaudenzio, the spire of which reaches 400 feet in height.
This beautiful domed church was built over 113 years and was completed in 1690; the magnificent cupola was built later in 1887.
The basilica was named in honor of, and is consecrated to, Novara’s first bishop.
It was built on the same site as the city's old basilica, which was was destroyed on the orders of Emperor Charles V.
The Basilica of San Gaudenzio is Novara's chief monument and people come to visit it from all over.