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Architecture of Italy

04 September 2009

1663 – Ss. Dominic & Sixtus, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy

Architects: Nicola Torriani, Felice and Vincenzo della Greca The church was built at the order of Pope St Pius V (1566-1572), who was a Dominican. Construction started in 1569, and the complex –...

04 September 2009

1681 – Santa Maria Di Montesanto & Santa Maria Dei Miracoli, Rome, Italy

Architect: Carlo Rainaldi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini The two, almost twin, churches of S. Maria di Montesanto (left) and S. Maria dei Miracoli (right) on Piazza del Popolo were designed by Carlo Rainaldi. Gian...

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

1830s – Gran Madre di Dio, Turin, Italy

Architect: Ferdinando Bonsignore Legend has it that the Holy Grail lies buried beneath this neoclassical church. Commissioned in the 1830’s to celebrate the return of Vittorio Emanuele I after the Congress of Vienna,...

25 June 2010

1863 – Church of England, Naples, Italy

Architect: Thomas Smith “In our notes ” Going Along,” we have had occasion to remark on the aspect of some of the buildings abroad used for the services of the Church of England....

16 April 2013

1872 – Design for English Church in Rome

Architect: George Edmund Street Published in The Building News, May 24, 1872: “THE Church proposed to be built for the English congregation in Rome was designed by Mr. G. E. Street, for a...

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

1888 – Mausoleo Bela Rosin, Turin, Italy

Architect: Angelo Demezzi Bela (beautiful) Rosin’s mausoleum, the last resting-place of Rosa Vercellana, Vittorio Emanuele II’s morganatic wife, is a neoclassical mausoleum, iwith a circular plan of 16 metres diameter, and as much...

04 September 2009

1911 – National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy

Architect: Cesare Bazzani In 1883 the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Palace), expressely built for the occasion by Pio Piacentini, housed the first exhibition held in Rome as Capital City. The exhibition became subsequently...