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04 September 2009

1731 – Basilica di Superga, Turin, Italy

Architect: Filippo Juvarra On September 2 1706, Princes Vittorio Amedeo II and Eugenio of Savoy climbed the high hill to observe the position of the Franco-Spanish army that had been besieging the town...

04 September 2009

Castello Valentino, Turin, Italy

The Castle of Valentino is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. It is currently the site of the...

04 September 2009

1877 – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy

Architect: Giuseppe Mengoni Two intersecting streets make a cruciform plan with domed octagon at center. Glass-roofed arcade with shops and cafes – an early formal covered street. The street is covered over by...

04 September 2009

1386 – Duomo, Milan, Italy

Built from the late 14th well into the 19th century, the Duomo di Milano is one of the world’s largest churches, being second in size within Italy only to Saint Peter’s Basilica in...

04 September 2009

1570s – Certosa di Santa Maria di Garegnano, Milan, Italy

There are differing opinions as to who planned the interesting facade, ranging from Alessi or Pellegrini to Seregni. Altered in late Renaissance forms in 1562 and the early seventeenth century got the addition...

04 September 2009

1196 – Baptistry of Parma, Italy

Architect: Benedetto Antelami The baptistery of the Cathedral of Parma, is considered to be a transition between Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and is one of the most important Medieval monuments in Europe. The...

04 September 2009

1059 – Duomo di Parma, Italy

The construction of the Duomo was begun in 1059 by Bishop Cadalo and was consecrated by Paschal II in 1116. The new church was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1117 and had...

04 September 2009

1958 – Memorial Jose Marti, Havana, Cuba

Architect: Enrique Luis Varela The 109m tower, designed by a team of architects led by Enrique Luis Varela, is in the form of a five-pointed star, encased in grey Cuban marble from the...

04 September 2009

1908 – House at Hove, Sussex

Architect: W.C.F. Gillam