The website contains almost 3.5 million objects, from paintings and sculptures to ornaments, crucifixes, altarpieces and other items belonging to some of Italy’s 63,773 churches in 216 dioceses. The database will be regularly updated. Thousands of works held in the churches of certain dioceses, such as those of Florence and Naples, are still to be catalogued.
You can read more in an article by Ermanno Rivetti in The Art Newspaper at http://goo.gl/wqngU.
My thanks to newsletter reader Mark C. Pleticha for telling me about this story.