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Architecture of Italy

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

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

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

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

1207 – San Miniato, Florence, Italy

Construction on this church, one of the finest examples of pure Florentine Romanesque architecture, first started in 1018, thanks to Bishop Ildebrando, and continued until 1207. The facade was carried out in white...

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...

12 December 2013

1299 – Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Architect: Arnolfo di Cambio The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence, Italy and now largely used as a museum. This massive, Romanesque, crenellated fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls...

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

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...

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