Tag archive for ‘Architecture’
Porto Antico, Genoa
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Piano and the Port

Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, and the famous Italian architect has been instrumental the regeneration of the city’s Old Port… Photos courtesy of Genoa Tourism and Sarah Rodrigues Porto Antico – Genoa’s More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Insider’s Rome: the Villa Borghese

Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) was a patron of Bernini and Caravaggio. The Baroque legacy at his Villa is a wonder to behold… People are often surprised to learn that, at least as far as major European More...

Brisighella
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Past Italia: Brisighella

An unusual clock tower overlooks the land surrounding a small town in the province of Ravenna… What is now the Torre dell’Orologio of Brisighella was originally built in 1290 under the orders of the condottiero More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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The Laocoön group

This statue in the Vatican‘s Pio Clementino Museum may be the most influential of them all… Michelangelo admired it, as did Donatello before him, and Pliny the Elder long before them; this latter attributed More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Insider’s Rome: The Colosseum

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you won’t see it all in a lifetime, but our new series will guide you through what you mustn’t miss… Perhaps the most iconic of all the tourist destinations in Rome, the Colosseum More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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How to turn a ruin into your dream Italian home

The thought of renovating a property can be daunting, Gary from D&G Design is on hand to put your minds at ease.  Ever dreamed of that rustic farmhouse surrounded by olive groves and orange trees? Or a medieval More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Italy giving away 100 historic buildings for free

Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings in a bid to boost slow tourism. The kind of buildings up for grabs include castles, houses and towers. The idea is to tempt visitors away from crowded city centres More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Grotesque Style

The term Grotesque derives from the caves, or grotte, where Renaissance builders unearthed this ancient form The Grotesque style was all the rage during the 1500s for both interiors and exteriors all over Italy. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Spirit of Siena

Like the city itself, Siena’s top hotel is steeped in history. Sarah Lane enjoys a stay in sumptuous surroundings Siena is indisputably one of Italy’s most alluring cities. With its fabulous art and architecture, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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La Rocca Calascio – The Highest Fortress

“He who controls the high ground controls the battle,” goes the old military adage – and it doesn’t get much higher than the Rocca Calascio. Standing at  1,460 metres above sea level – that’s More...