Italian Landscapes - Paesaggi d'Italia

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fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza.

(Dante Alighieri, la Divina Commedia, Inferno, canto XVI, vv. 118-120)
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Ricetto di Candelo, Piemonte (PIedmont), Italy

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Neive, Piemonte (Piedmont), Italy

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L’ultima cena (The Last Supper)

  • Artista / Artist: Domenico Bigordi, detto il (known as) Ghirlandaio (1449 -1494)
  • Data dell’opera / Date of the work: 1486 circa
  • Tipo dell’opera / Type of the work: affresco / Fresco
  • Collocazione / Location: Convento di San Marco, Firenze, (St. Mark Monastery, Florence), Tuscany, Italy
  • Stile / Style: rinascimento / Renaissance
  • Misure / Sizes: 800x400 cm (26.25x13.12 ft)

Ghirlandaio (garland maker) was so nicknamed from the job of his father Tommaso, a goldsmith known as Ghirlandaio for the silver garlands he made as decorations of Florentine women hairstyles. Besides that, Michelangelo Buonarroti was a young apprentice in his workshop.

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Convento di San Marco, Firenze (St. Mark Monastery, Florence), Tuscany, Italy

Affreschi di (Frescoes of) Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, al secolo (in the world) Guido di Pietro, detto (known as) Beato Angelico (1395 circa - 1455)

  1. Annunciazione (Annunciation)
  2. Natività (Nativity)
  3. Presentazione al tempio (Presentation at the Temple)
  4. Salita al Calvario (Christ Carrying the Cross)
  5. Crocefissione (Crucifixion)
  6. Resurrezione (Resurrection)
  7. Noli me tangere, Gesù e Maria Maddalena (“Don’t touch me”, Jesus and Mary Magdalene)
  8. Convento di San Marco, chiostro (St. Mark Monastery, Cloister)
  9. Convento di San Marco (St. Mark Monastery

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Chiesa di San Michele ai Nuovi Sepolcri, detta Rotonda della Besana, Milano (Besana Rotunda, MIlan), Lombardy, Italy

The Rotonda della Besana is a former cimitery of the Ospedale Maggiore di Milano (Greater Hospital of Milan), built between 1695 and 1732 in a late baroque style. Now it is a location for cultural events and a public park.

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Chiesa dell’Immacolata o di San Francesco (Immaculate or St. Francis Church), Noto, Sicily, Italy (XVIII sec. - 18th C aC)

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Piazza Banchi, Genova (Banchi Square, Genoa), Liguria, Italy

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Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of Coltibuono), Tuscany, Italy

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Badia a Passignano (Abbey of Passignano), Tuscany, Italy

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Piazza dell’Anfiteatro (Amphitheater Square), Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

The square takes his oval shape from an old Roman Amphitheater, where it was built.

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Largo dei Librari, Roma (Booksellers Square, Rome), Lazio, Italy

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Eremo di San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael Archangel Hermitage), Formia, Lazio, Italy

The hermitage dates back to the IX (9th) C aC, the façade to the XIX (19th) C.

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Golfo di Gaeta (Gulf of Gaeta), Lazio, Italy

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Stanza segreta di Michelangelo, Basilica di S.Lorenzo, Firenze, (Michelangelo’s Secret Room, St.Lorenzo Cathedral, Florence, Tuscany), Italy

Michelangelo Buonarroti hid himself for three months in a secret room under the sacristy of the St. Lorenzo Cathedral in Florence, because of the siege of the city by a Spanish army in 1529, and he drew on the walls to kill time. The charcoal drawings were rediscovered by chance in 1975. The room isn’t worth visiting for safety’s sake, but copies of these drawings are on show in the upper Cathedral, in the Bargello Museum and the Academy Gallery.

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