06. June 2019 · Comments Off on Tips for The Average Joe · Categories: Auto & Motor

Famous Historical Sites in Italy

When you think of the famous historical sites, Italy has the most history that bound to think of. Rich in almost all in historical events, Italy in reality, still stood the monuments and can be seen up to the present. Century after century, the mark of Italy is undeniable on western culture particularly in antiquity, modernity and renaissance. Coupled with these amazing conservation efforts, still we are lucky to witness the wonder of this marks that we are going to marvel today. Listed below are some of the important fascinating places to visit in Italy.

Saint Mark’s Basilica, is the housing tomb of St, Mark and was founded in the 9th century, it is also serve as the private chapel of the Doge, until it officially became a Venice cathedral in 1807. It’s intricate design made it famous, aside from 8000 square meters worth of mosaics and epic domes. Additionally, an altarpiece made of gold was found at the Cupola of the Prophets which was studded with over 2000 gemstone which was viewed from the church main altar where St. Mark’s sarcophagus is kept.

Herculaneum, is the second city which was buried under the ashes of mount vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, until now you can still discover the town’s temples, baths, houses and taverns, including also the bodies which was perfectly preserved.

Florence Cathedral previously known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in honor of that saint, is consider as the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It’s decorative pink, white and green marble exterior is admired most, aside from epic 1443 clock that tells time according to ora italica, which means 24 hours always ends at sunset.

Pianosa Island, is a memory of a long time gone, it’s a settlement of many since the first in the late stone age and virtually abandoned today. Aside from its spectacular wildlife, this island is protected that only a handful of humans are allowed to resides in here.

Villa d’Este, was once a franciscan monastery turn into a spectacular example of renaissance architecture and lifestyle, it is adorned with frescoes on its walls and ceilings with its inviting gardens below. Its beautiful garden is absolutely breathtaking with many details sculptures and over 500 fountains.

Botanical Garden in Padua, is very famous in rare plants that reach up to 6000 species and a library that contains more than 50000 scientific volumes which is considered important in the world.

Santa Maria delle Grazie and The Last Supper, within the church refectory, Leonardo da Vinci’s great fresco ” The Last Supper” is painted between the year 1496 and 1497, in addition to an outstanding work of art of Milanese architecture.

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