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Valley of the Temples of Agrigento

Italy, Agrigento, temple, VI century. BC uh

To see real ancient Greek temples, it is not necessary to go to Greece. The small Sicilian city of Agrigento is famous for its well-preserved shrines, considered the best example of Doric architecture outside Greece.

Great Fortress (Rocca Maggiore)

Italy, Assisi, fortress, XIV century

The great fortress has been guarding the city of Assisi for centuries. Today, the restored fortification hosts cultural events and exhibitions.

Castle of Aci Castello

Italy, Achi Castello, 11th century castle

Achi Castello is a small castle located on a picturesque rock by the sea. Achi Castello - the strengthening of the older generation, the very very beginning of the High Middle Ages.

La Rocca Castle

Italy, Bergamo, XIV century castle

La Rocca is an Italian “fortress”. It can also be translated as a "castle." In general, castle Castle. No, well, it can be longer - La Rocca di Bergamo. But the residents themselves do not say that.

San Vigilio Castle

Italy, Bergamo, XII century castle

The castle got its name in honor of St. Vigil (353-405). Saint Vigilius was Bishop of Trento.

Ursino Castle

Italy, Catania, XIII century castle

A solid castle that inspires respect. Nevertheless, it is very benevolent to visitors and to those who just wander around the perimeter.

Saint Paul's Cathedral

Italy, Vatican, 16th century cathedral

The main cathedral of the Vatican and one of the most important shrines of Christianity. Based on the crucifixion site of the Apostle Peter, the cathedral was built by several generations of famous Renaissance masters.

Ka’d’ Oro Palace

Italy, Venice, XV century palace

The Golden Palace was once completely covered with gold leaf and painted with red and blue colors - so its first owner wanted to surprise the local aristocracy with its wealth.

Doge's Palace

Italy, Venice, 14th century palace

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), built in the Venetian Gothic style on St. Mark's Square, is one of the main attractions of Venice and the best monument of Italian Gothic architecture.

St. Mark's Cathedral (Basilica of San Marco)

Italy, Venice, 11th century cathedral

The main cathedral of Venice, built to store the relics of St. Mark, is considered one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world.

Palace of Borromeo on about. Isola Bella

Italy, Isola Bella, 17th century palace

The island of lovers of aristocrats and kings, recognized as the most beautiful island in the world. A tiny piece of land in the middle of the lake is literally covered with blooming gardens and grottoes, terraces and fountains around a magnificent palace.

Baradello Castle

Italy, Como, XII century castle

Baradello Castle (or Baradello Tower) is located on the outskirts of Como. Which itself is located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Como.

Sforzesco Castle

Italy, Milan, XV century castle

Sforza Castle is somewhere similar to the Moscow Kremlin. More precisely, the Kremlin is on a castle. The restructuring of the Moscow Kremlin at the end of the 15th century was led by Italian architects, who at least saw the castle built in Milan shortly before this.

Milan Cathedral

Italy, Milan, XIV century Cathedral

Stunningly huge, solemn and at the same time such a graceful cathedral of white marble is one of the most famous in Europe. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the fourth largest Catholic cathedral in the world.

Nuovo Castle

Italy, Naples, XIII century castle

In the Middle Ages, Nuovo Castle was an important center for the political and religious life of southern Italy. Today, within its walls is a museum of the history of Naples.

Leaning cathedral

Italy, Pisa, 11th century Cathedral

The Leaning Cathedral of Pisa, located on Miracles Square, is known worldwide for its bell tower - the leaning Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Capitol

Italy, Rome, XVI century palace

One of the legendary seven hills on which Ancient Rome arose. Nowadays, the capitol museums are located in ancient palaces, and the city hall is sitting in the Senatori Palace.

Pantheon

Italy, Rome, temple of the 1st century BC

The Pantheon is one of the oldest, most impressive and best preserved structures of all Roman buildings, recognized as the most perfect classical monument. It is entered in UNESCO as the "Historical center of Rome".

Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Russian Church)

Italy, San Remo, XX century temple

A stone's throw from the famous casino of San Remo, among palm trees and flowers, stands the Russian Orthodox Church of Christ the Savior. The church, built by the Russian nobility, was visited more than once by members of the family of Alexander II, who often spent her winter holidays in San Remo.

Siena Cathedral (Duomo of Siena)

Italy, Siena, 13th century cathedral

The Siena Cathedral, better known as the Duomo, is a brilliant marble treasury of Italian Gothic art, which houses the masterpieces of Pisano, Donatello and Michelangelo.

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Italy, Florence, XV century palace

The Medici Riccardi Palace in Florence is one of the largest and most significant Renaissance buildings in Italy. Built in the middle of the 15th century, it became the prototype of the Renaissance of civil architecture.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo of Florence)

Italy, Florence, 13th century cathedral

The red dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of Italy's largest temples, has become a symbol of Florence and the world's largest brick dome. The grandiose Gothic complex is listed by UNESCO.

Enna Castle

Italy, Enna, XII century castle

Enna city consists of two parts, new and old. The old one is where the castle is. This old part of the city, together with the castle, rises 950 meters above the new one.

Venus Castle

Italy, Erice, XI century castle

The castle is so called because once upon a time there was a Roman temple of Venus. And even earlier - the Greek temple of Aphrodite. The fortress itself was built by the Normans, already quite Christians, but the name remained.


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