Important Historical Sites in Italy
If you’re going to consider the most famous historical sites, then try to think about Italy. Still stood up to the present, in reality, Italy is rich and has the most historical monuments. For over a hundred years, the mark of Italy is undeniable in all western culture, particularly the antiquity, modernity and the renaissance. Most of these symbol are amazingly conserve with more efforts and fragility by most conservationist, and we are lucky enough to witness the wonders that it brings and we are going to marvel up to the present. Listed below are some of the important fascinating places to visit in Italy.
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, 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 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. It’s decorative pink, white and green marble exterior is admired most, aside from epic 1443 clock that tells time according to ora italica, which means 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, 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, is another outstanding work of art of Milanese architecture, and within the church refectory, Leonardo da Vinci’s great fresco “ The Last Supper” is painted between the year 1496 and 1497.