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Architecture of Italy

04 September 2009

1925 – Victor Emmanuel Monument (Il Vittoriano), Rome, Italy

Architect: Giuseppe Sacconi A monument entitled to Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia, first king of unified Italy. Designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885 and was completed in 1935 under the fascist regieme. The...

04 September 2009

1936 – Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy

Stadio Olimpico is the is the home of both A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio, as well as of the Italian national football team. It was built in 1936, has a capacity of 82,000,...

04 September 2009

2003 – Church Dio Padre Misericordioso, Rome, Italy

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners A dramatic church and community center surrounded by 1970s apartment blocks, this was the winner in an invited competition against the likes of Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Peter...

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

Cattedrale San Martino, Lucca, Italy

Architect: Guido Bigarelli Construction of the Romanesque Cathedral of St Martin in Lucca, Italy, was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. Of this structure, the great apse with its...

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

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;...

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