Italian Landscapes - Paesaggi d'Italia

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(Dante Alighieri, la Divina Commedia, Inferno, canto XVI, vv. 118-120)
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Piazza del Campidoglio, Roma (Capitoline Square, Rome), Lazio, Italy

Michelangelo Buonarroti redesigned the square and its spiralling pavement in 1546.

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Cala Cartoe, Sardegna (Cartoe Bay, Sardinia), Italy

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Castello aragonese d’Ischia (Aragonese Castle, Ischia Island), Campania, Italy

The castle was built by Alfonso I of Aragon, king of Naples in 1441.

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Fortezza svevo-angioina (Swabian-Angevin Fortress), Lucera, Puglia, Italy

The fortress was built by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Sicily in 1233. The external walls were added later by Charles I of Anjou, conqueror and king of Sicily, after 1266.

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Portale della chiesa di San Zeno (St. Zeno Cathedral Gates), Verona, Veneto, Italy

  • Data dell’opera / Date of the work: circa 1118-1138
  • Tipo dell’opera / Type of the work: bronzo / Bronze
  • Collocazione / Location: Basilica di San Zeno (St. Zeno Cathedral), Verona, Veneto, Italy
  • Stile / Style: romanico / Romanesque
  • Misure / Sizes: 480x360 cm (15.75x11 81 ft)

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Tresigallo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Tresigallo, a small village near Ferrara, was transformed in the 1930s by Edmondo Rossoni, born there, Minister and Gerarca (Hierarch) of the Fascist Government of Benito Mussolini. The architecture is a perfect example of rationalism, that distinguishes the Italian public and private building in those days. The fall of Fascism in 1945 stopped the development of the village. Several of them are been renovated, but some are still abandoned.

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Barcolana (Barcolana Regatta), Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Tempio di San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael Archangel Temple), Perugia, Umbria, Italy (VI-VII sec. - 6th-7th C aC)

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Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael Archangel Sanctuary), Monte Sant’Angelo, Puglia, Italy (XIII sec. - 13rd C aC)

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Via dell’amore, Cinque Terre (The Road of Love, The Five Lands), Liguria, Italy

The Via dell’amore is a pedestrian trail linking the sea villages of Manarola and Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre (Five Lands), with a length of about 1 km (0.62 m). It’s a part of the Cinque Terre National Park, a World Heritage Site.

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Cervara di Roma, Lazio, Italy

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Santa Maria della Rocca, Offida, Marche, Italy (XIV sec. - 14th C aC)

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Tiriolo, Calabria, Italy

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Stele funeraria di marinaio (Funeral Stone of a Roman Sailor), Classe di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Monus Capito was an Optio (Petty Officer) of the Roman Navy. He served on Aurata (Golden Ship) Liburna, a rowing ship for reconnaissance and war to piracy in the Adriatic Sea. Classe (Classis in Latin) was one of the most important naval bases of the Roman Empire (I sec. d.C. - 1st C aC). Now the harbor is filled in and the sea is some kilometres away.
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Stele funeraria di marinaio (Funeral Stone of a Roman Sailor), Classe di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Monus Capito was an Optio (Petty Officer) of the Roman Navy. He served on Aurata (Golden Ship) Liburna, a rowing ship for reconnaissance and war to piracy in the Adriatic Sea. Classe (Classis in Latin) was one of the most important naval bases of the Roman Empire (I sec. d.C. - 1st C aC). Now the harbor is filled in and the sea is some kilometres away.

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Rocca di Monselice (Monselice Castle), Veneto, Italy (XI-XVI sec. - 11st-16th C aC)

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