Italian Landscapes - Paesaggi d'Italia

"Tre cose desidero vedere innanzi alla mia morte, ma dubito, ancora che io vivessi molto, non ne vedere alcuna: uno vivere di republica bene ordinata nella città nostra, Italia liberata da tutti e’ barbari e liberato el mondo dalla tirannide di questi scelerati preti."

Francesco Guicciardini, Ricordi, 1512/30
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I cinque sensi (The Five Senses)

  1. La vista (The Sight)
  2. L’udito (The Hearing)
  3. Il tatto (The Touch)
  4. L’odorato (The Smell)
  5. Il gusto (The Taste)
  • Autore / Artist: Pietro della Vecchia, (Venezia/Venice 1603 - Vicenza 1678)
  • Data dell’opera / Date of the work: c. 1650-1660
  • Tipo dell’opera / Type of the work: olio su tela / Oil on Canvas
  • Collocazione / Location: collezione privata / Private Collection
  • Stile / Style: barocco / Baroque
  • Misure / Sizes: 139×73 cm (54.72×28.74 in)

San Ginesio, Marche, Italy

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Abbazia fortificata di San Cassiano (Fortified Abbey of St. Cassiano), Narni, Umbria, Italy (X sec. - 10th C AC)

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Africo Vecchio, Calabria, Italy

The village was gradually abandoned since the 1950s, because of a heavy flood. The new town, Africo Nuovo (New Africo) is near the Ionian Sea.

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Vallo di Nera, Umbria, Italy

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Stia, Toscana (Tuscany), Italy

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Rio Terà Secondo (Rio interrato secondo), Venezia (Second Filled In Canal, Venice), Veneto, Italy

Some Venetian canals were filled in, to create new alleys; anyway they keep their old names, that’s Rio (Canal), but of course filled in (Terà).

Most of the names of Venetian alleys, bridges, canals, squares, etc.are in local dialect.

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Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore, c. 1480/1485 - Venezia, 27 agosto 1576/Venice, Aug. 27 1576)

Today is the anniversary of Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)’s death.

Some of his famous paintings:

  • Venere di Urbino (Venus from Urbino) (1537-1538) Google Maps
  • ritratto di musico (Portrait of a musician) (1515-1520) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Paolo III con i nipoti Alessandro e Ottavio (Portrait of the Pope Paulus III with the nephews Alexander and Octavius) (1546) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Eleonora Gonzaga Della Rovere, Duchessa di Urbino (Portrait of Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere, Duchess of Urbino) (1536-1538) Google Maps
  • la Bella (The Belle) (1536-1538) Google Maps
  • martirio di San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence’s Martyrdom) ( 1551-c. 1559) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Pietro Aretino (Portrait of Pietro from Arezzo) (1544) Google Maps
  • polittico Averoldi (Averoldi Polypthych) (1520-1522) Google Maps
  • ritratto di Giulio Romano (Portrait of Giulio Romano) (c. 1536) Google Maps

Pentedattilo, Calabria, Italy

The village was gradually abandoned since the 18th century, because of an earthquake. Some buildings and streets have been restored in recent years, and artisans’ workshops and restaurants are now opened there.

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Pàlcoda, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

The village was founded in 15th C AC and it was abandoned after 1918, at the end of the First World War.

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Loro Piceno, Marche, Italy

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Campanile di (Bell Tower of) Durazzo di Molinella, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Durazzo was a hamlet of the municipality of Molinella until the beginning of the 19th century. It was abandoned ever since because of continual flooding. The bell tower is the only remains of the old village that still standing (the near church collapsed few years later).

The bell tower, now restored, is interred from alluvial rubble for about 3 m (9.84 ft).

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Tempio di Minerva (Temple of Minerva), Assisi, Umbria, Italy

The Roman temple, dedicated to the Goddess Minerva, dates back to the 1st C AC. With the beginning of the Christianity, it was converted in a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva (St. Mary over Minerva)

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Clusone, Lombardia (Lombardy), Italy

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