Famous Historical Sites in Italy
If you’re going to consider the most famous historical sites, then try to think about Italy. Italy in reality, is rich in almost all historical monuments that stood still up to the present. For over a hundred years, the mark of Italy is undeniable in all western culture, particularly the antiquity, modernity and the 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 a private chapel in the then Doge of the city state, it was founded in 9th century and was originally the house tomb of St. Mark himself, until it officially became a Venice cathedral in 1807. The Basilica, aside from its intricate design that made it famous, it has an 8000 square meter mosaic and epic domes. Furthermore, at the Cupola of the Prophets, found an altarpiece made of gold and 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. Moreover from its pink, white and green marble exterior which was admired most is the epic 1443 clock that tells time according to ora italica which means that 24 hours always end at sunsets.
Pianosa Island is virtually abandoned today, it’s a memory of a long time memory, it’s a settlement of many since the first in the late stone age. Only a handful of humans are allowed to resides on the island, alongside a spectacular wildlife are famous up to the present.
Villa d’Este is a spectacular example of renaissance architecture and lifestyle, it was once a franciscan monastery that turn into a villa that adornes with frescoes on its walls and ceilings with a garden below. The beautiful garden of Villa d’Este 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, this is another outstanding work of art of Milanese architecture and within the church refectory found the Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper which is painted between in the year 1496 and 1497.