When you think of the famous historical sites, Italy has the most history that bound to think of. Still stood up to the present, in reality, Italy is rich and has the most historical monuments. For over a hundred years, the mark of Italy is undeniable in all western culture, particularly the antiquity, modernity and the renaissance. 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. Listed below are some of the important fascinating places to visit 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. It’s intricate design made it famous, aside from 8000 square meters worth of mosaics and epic domes. Moreover, a gold altarpiece was studded with over 2000 gemstone at the Cupola of the Prophets, which was viewed from the church main altar where St. Mark’s sarcophagus is kept.
Herculaneum, is perfectly preserved including the bodies which was buried from the ashes of mount vesuvius eruption in 79 AD known for its temples, baths, houses and taverns which until now can be seen.
Florence Cathedral was once known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in honor of that saint, and consider 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 memory of a long time gone, it’s a settlement of many since the first in the late stone age and virtually abandoned today. Only a handful of humans are allowed to resides on the island, alongside a spectacular wildlife are famous up to the present.
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. Its beautiful garden is absolutely breathtaking with many details sculptures and over 500 fountains.
Botanical Garden of Padua, is extraordinary famous for it houses a 50000 scientific volumes of books in their library aside from a rare plants that reach up to 6000 species in their botanical garden.
Santa Maria delle Grazie and The Last Supper, within the church refectory, Leonardo da Vinci’s great fresco ” The Last Supper” is painted between the year 1496 and 1497, in addition to an outstanding work of art of Milanese architecture.