Episode 106 – Mantua: Basilica of Sant’Andrea
February 6, 2024

This episode examines the history and architecture of one of the milestone churches of the Renaissance that was designed by the great architect Leon Battista Alberti. Home to one of Christianity’s most important relics – the blood of Christ – the ruler of Mantua, Ludovico Gonzaga, wanted Alberti to design a Classically-inspired church that would be a fitting monument to such an important holy object.


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