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04 September 2009

1589 – San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

Architect: Giacomo della Porta The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589: the works would be completed through the personal intervention of Caterina de...

04 September 2009

1633 – San Gregorio Magno al Celio, Rome, Italy

Architect: Giovanni Battista Soria The church was erected in the Middle Ages over the house of Pope Gregory I, where he had an oratory, dedicated to St. Andrew, erected in 575. The current...

04 September 2009

1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

Architect: Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Giacomo della Porta Construction on the current basilica, over the old Constantinian basilica, began on April 18, 1506 and was completed in 1626. There is a widespread assumption that...

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;...