When you think of the famous historical sites, Italy has the most history that bound to think of. Italy in reality, is rich in almost all historical monuments that stood still up to the present. The mark of Italy is undeniable in all western culture century after century in particular and that includes antiquity, renaissance and modernity. 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. You can find below, some important fascinating places to visit while in Italy.
Saint Mark’s Basilica, is the housing tomb of St, Mark and was founded in the 9th century, it is also serve as the private chapel of the Doge, until it officially became a Venice cathedral in 1807. Aside from 8000 square meters worth of mosaic and epic domes, the intricate design has made it famous. 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, is the second city which was buried under the ashes of mount vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, until now you can still discover the town’s temples, baths, houses and taverns, including also the bodies which was perfectly preserved.
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. Famous for its spectacular wildlife, only a handful of human residents are allowed on this island.
Villa d’Este was once a franciscan monastery that turn into a spectacular example of renaissance architecture and lifestyle, it is adorned with frescoes on its walls and ceiling with a garden below. The beautiful garden of Villa d’Este is absolutely breathtaking with many details sculptures and over 500 fountains.
Botanical Garden in Padua, is very famous in rare plants that reach up to 6000 species and a library that contains more than 50000 scientific volumes which is considered important in the world.
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.