Famous Historical Sites in Italy
If you’re going to consider the most famous historical sites, then try to think about Italy. Rich in almost all in historical events, Italy in reality, still stood the monuments and can be seen up to the present. The mark of Italy is undeniable in all western culture century after century in particular and that includes antiquity, renaissance and modernity. With the amazing efforts of the conservationist, we are very lucky to witness the wonder of this symbol that we are going to marvel today. Below are the list of some important fascinating places to visit.
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. Moreover, a gold altarpiece was studded with over 2000 gemstone at the Cupola of the Prophets, 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. Aside from its pink, white and green marble exterior which is admired most is the epic 1443 clock that tells time according to ora italica which means that 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 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.