Italy architectural heaven
The country has many historical establishments proving its leadership during classical period as well as renaissance time.
Italian architecture standing on such a great history which is the home of both the Roman Empire’s Classical period as well as the Italian Renaissance. Italian influences can be seen across a lot of countries even the United States. If you’re looking for a foreign country to experience, Italy will make your memories filled with unmatched architecture.
Italy’s architectural heritage doesn’t begin with the Romans. It started with the local residents of Italy and the Greek settlers migrating there. This era started with a boom but ended within centuries. Borrowing ideas from Greece, the Romans created their own architectural style. The 11th and 12th centuries brought a reborn interest in the architecture of Rome. It was Italy’s Romanesque style of rounded arches and carved portals which became the trending fashion for churches and important buildings throughout Europe and then the United States as well.
The Italian Renaissance, or reawakening, began in the 14th century, the succeeding centuries brought a creative flourishing in art and architecture from Rome and Greece. The revolutionary writings of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, changed the scenario of European architecture and continues to shape the way a major part of world build. There are some other names also, however the most important Italian architect of all is arguably Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (c. 7515 BC), who wrote the world’s first architecture textbook De Architecture.
Every part of Italy to takes you to another world of architecture where you can find wonders to get awestruck upon. Some famous landmarks like the Tower of Pisa and the Trevi Fountain in Rome seem to be around every corner in Italy. There are some top cities which should get prior position in the checklist: Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Naples, Verona, Turin, Bologna, Genoa and Perugia. Each of these cities offer entirely unique styles piece of architecture to get mesmerised with. Even Italy’s smaller cities offer tremendous experience, specially for architec-
ture lovers, like Ravenna and Biennale showcasing world-class mosaics and the modern contemporary architecture respectively.
Ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance gave Italy a rich architectural heritage that influenced building design around the world. For you to get the best out of Italy, we have picked the best of not-to-miss places in Italy.
Even the ruins of the Roman Empire’s influencing government, commerce and architecture are magnificent.
The Roman Colosseum (80 AD), on the New Seven Wonders list, be-
Piazza San Marco, (St. Markʼs Square)
in Venice .
Arch of Constantine.