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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

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

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...

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;...

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

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

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,...

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

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...