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Famous Historical Sites in Italy

Thinking of where to find the most famous historical sites, try to consider the wonders of Italy. Rich in almost all in historical events, Italy in reality, still stood the monuments and can be seen up to the present. Century after century, the mark of Italy is undeniable on western culture particularly in antiquity, modernity and renaissance. 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. 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, the second city to be buried under the ashes of mount vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, leaving many bodies perfectly preserved, and until now you can still discover the town’s temple, baths, houses and taverns.

Florence Cathedral, was built in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore in which this cathedral previously known as Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is considered 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 a settlement of many since the first in the late stone age, it’s a memory of a long time gone 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, was once a franciscan monastery turn into a spectacular example of renaissance architecture and lifestyle, it is adorned with frescoes on its walls and ceilings with its inviting gardens below. The beautiful garden of Villa d’Este is absolutely breathtaking with many details sculptures and over 500 fountains.

Botanical Garden of Padua, is extraordinary famous for it houses a 50000 scientific volumes of books in their library aside from a rare plants that reach up to 6000 species in their botanical garden.

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.

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