Church Tours

2019 Tour Schedule **NEW THIS YEAR**

Saint Anthony of Padua Church is a National and Delaware Historic Landmark. It was built in the Romanesque style inspired by the Church of San Zeno Maggiore in Verona, Italy. Many of the architectural elements are representative of the Italian Renaissance including Brass Doors reminiscent of Filippo Brunelleschi’s Gates of Paradise of the Baptistry of Florence. The numerus stained glass windows were artfully created by a woman known as the “First Lady of Stained Glass” -Paula Himmelsbach Belano. The magnificent mosaics in the Golden Dome were designed by the world famous Cassio Mosaic Studio of Vatican City in Rome.

On SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019 at 7PM, there will be a special presentation discussing the rich history of the Italian Community in Wilmington and the history of the building of Saint Anthony of Padua Church. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to participate in an in-depth tour of the architectural elements and original works of art in each of the 11 shrines in the Church. Seating will be limited. Reservations can be made by emailing your name, contact info (email) & number of individuals in your party to: festival@stanthonynet.org. [NOTE: Please list Church Tour Reservation as the subject line of the email.]

You may also complete the reservation form below to secure your spots on this special tour!

 

 

Church Tours