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Architecture of Italy

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...

04 September 2009

1566 – Santa Maria in Traspontina, Rome, Italy

Architect: Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi Designs by Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi (with contributions by Ottavio Mascherino and Francesco Peparelli) for a replacement church were in place by 1566, though the papal artillery officers insisted that...

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

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

1598 – San Bernardo alle Terme, Rome, Italy

The structure of San Bernardo alle Terme is similar to the Pantheon, since it is cylindrical, with a dome and an oculus. The edifice has a diameter of 22 meters. The dome decoration,...

04 September 2009

1606 – Santa Maria in Vallicella, Rome, Italy

Architect: Matteo da Castello / Fausto Rughesi Initially the architect was Martino Longhi the Elder, but he was replaced later by Matteo da Castello. The nave was completed in 1577, and the church...

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

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...