Italy - tourist attractions (page 4)

markerA Trinità dei Monti The Church of Santissinma Trinità dei Monti, in short: Trinità dei Monti, is located on top of the Spanish Stairs, towering over the Piazza di Spagna in Rome. It is a building in the late renaissance style. The church and its surroundings (Villa Medidi) are properties of the French state. The histo... Trinità dei Monti - photo
markerB Temple of Vesta The Temple of Vesta (Latin Aedes Vestae, Italian Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, ... Temple of Vesta - photo
markerC Villa Farnesina The Villa Farnesina (previously known as Villa Chigi) is located in the Trastevere, the district thought to be the oldest one in the city. The villa was constrructed between 1508 and 1511, and commisioned by a papal banker from Sienna, Agostino Chigi. He was one of the most important personages of ... Villa Farnesina - photo
markerD Pincian Hill The Pincian Hill (Mons Pincius) is located North-East of the centre of Rome. It is a steep elevation towering over the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza del Popolo. It is not recognised as one of the seven hills on which Rome is situated. In the ancient times, during rules of Emperor Aurelian III in ... Pincian Hill - photo
markerE National Gallery of Modern Art National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery in Rome also known as GNAM (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna). It is located in Il palazzo delle Belle Arti (Fine Arts Palace) in Rome which was built in 1911 by Cesare Bazzani. Its 75 rooms house the largest collection of works by 19th and 20th ce... National Gallery of Modern Art - photo
markerF The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge, usually called the Bridge of Lovers, is located in the northern part of Rome. It is one of the oldest bridges over the Tiber. According to historians, king Maksentius suffered defeat on that bridge in the battle with the army of Constantine the Great in 312. There i... The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge - photo
markerG The Vatican Museums The Vatican Museums (Musei del Vaticano) is a great complex of museums and galleries located mostly inside papal palaces in the Vatican. They have an unusual value mostly due to the variety and richness of masterpieces kept there. During the years papal authorities have gathered a huge collection o... The Vatican Museums - photo
markerH Necropolis of Pantalica The Necropolis of Pantalica in southeast Sicily is a collection of cemeteries with rock-cut chamber tombs dating from the 13th to the 7th centuries BC. There are thought to be over 5000 tombs, although the most recent estimate suggests a figure of just under 4000. They extend around the flanks of a ... Necropolis of Pantalica - photo
markerI Valle dei Templi The Valle dei Templi (English: Valley of the Temples, Sicilian: Vaddi di li Tempri) is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily, southern Italy. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily ... Valle dei Templi - photo
markerJ Zecca of Venice The Palazzo della Zecca is a 16th century building in Venice which once housed the official mint and offices responsible for coining money. This building, rustic and robust in its external surface, stands in stark contrast to the elegantly decorated Biblioteca Marciana next door. Both buildings wer... Zecca of Venice - photo

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