Roman Holiday

Rome at Night

Rome is such a large city that it’s hard to capture its highlights in one portfolio. Some of these night pictures are dedicated to the ancient center of Rome. There are ruins of temples and basilicas just about anywhere you look. Some of these pictures show the Roman forum, the Colosseum, and the Capitoline museums. […]

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Siena

Most of the principal sites in Siena cluster around the fan-shaped Piazza Del Campo, one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. The piazza occupies the site of the old Roman forum and for much of the city’s early history was the principal marketplace. The present shape began in 1293, when the Council of Nine, Siena’s ruling […]

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Santa Maria della Scala

Santa Maria della Scala is a former hospital in Siena, Italy, which is now a museum. The hospital was dedicated to caring for abandoned children, the poor, the sick, and pilgrims and is one of the oldest hospitals in the world. The hospital gets its name from the Piazza Del Duomo from Siena Cathedral. Santa […]

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Duomo di Siena

Siena’sDuomo was constructed from 1136 to 1382. Is a late Gothic church with early Renaissance painting and Baroque design. Early architects used striking Romanesque stripes but the form of the church is one of the best Gothic styles in Italy. Originally designed to be the largest church in Christendom, The plan had to be altered […]

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Firenze Santissia Annunziata

This church was founded in 1250 as the Holy Annunciation. It was rebuilt between 1444 and 1481. It’s atrium contains frescoes by the Mannerist artists Rosso Fiorentino, Andrea del Sarto, and Jacopo Pontormo. The dark interior of the church has a fresco ceiling completed by Pietro Giambelli in 1669. There is also a shrine painting […]

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Firenze Ufizzi

Make sure to scroll to the bottom and select page 2 for more photos at the Ufizzi! The Ufizzi is one of Italy’s greatest art galleries. Art includes Florentine paintings, Byzantine icons, early Medieval works, as well as Renaissance masterpieces and Mannerist paintings. The museum was built in 1560-80 to house offices for Duke Cosimo […]

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