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04 September 2009

315 – Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy

Erected to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome.

04 September 2009

80 – Colliseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an eliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. Construction started between 70...

04 September 2009

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce and the administration of justice took place. The communal hearth was also located here. It was built on...

04 September 2009

1263 – Duomo, Siena, Italy

The Cathedral was originally designed and completed between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure. It has the form of a Latin cross with a slightly projecting transept, a dome...

04 September 2009

1309 – City Hall, Siena, Italy

On the south side of the Piazza del Campo in Siena is the Palazzo P├║bblico (Town Hall), an imposing Gothic building of travertine and brick (1288-1309). The top floors of the lower side...

04 September 2009

San Michele, Lucca, Italy

The Church of San Michele, an aisled basilica, stands on the site of the Roman forum. The building of the present church begun in the 12th century but continued into the 14th century;...

04 September 2009

Cattedrale San Martino, Lucca, Italy

Architect: Guido Bigarelli Construction of the Romanesque Cathedral of St Martin in Lucca, Italy, was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. Of this structure, the great apse with its...

04 September 2009

1436 – Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

Architect: Arnolfo di Cambio, Filippo Brunelleschi The new church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296 (although the design was altered several times and later reduced in size). Arnolfo di Cambio was...

04 September 2009

1442 – Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Architect: Arnolfo di Cambio The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and was constructed between 1295 and 1443 on the site of...