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The Top 9 Famous and Stunning Italian Landmarks

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Italy, One of the most beautiful countries in the world is brought to life here, where beauty, history, tradition, culture, and delicious food all come together! a nation with numerous stunning and well-known landmarks that annually draws a large number of tourists from throughout the world .

Read this article to get the list the top ten most stunning and well-known Italian landmarks for you, and it'll undoubtedly gives some helpful travel planning advice.

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The Uffizi Art Gallery, a gorgeous museum in the centre of Florence, houses a collection of priceless pieces of art that are directly descended from the great Medici family’s wealth. Here you will find the finest selection of works from the Florentine Renaissance.

Giorgio Vasari's massive edifice, which was built between 1560 and 1580, has The Gallery completely occupying its first and second levels. For its exceptional collections of historical sculptures and paintings, it is well-known across the world (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period).

Many priceless paintings by European artists, as well as some absolute masterpieces by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio, are included in the collections of paintings from the 14th and Renaissance periods (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish).

The Gallery also has a priceless collection of antique statues and busts from the Medici family that line the hallways and are reproductions of extinct Greek sculptures made in ancient Rome.

8. The Trevi Fountain (Rome)

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The Trevi Fountain, which is the largest fountain in Rome and was constructed between 1732 and 1762 in the late Baroque style, comes in at number nine. The majestic statue of the god Ocean, with his muscular build and haughty gaze, stands atop a rocky cliff in the centre of the magnificent fountain.

He is drawn by two winged horses that symbolize the calm and stormy seas; in fact, the horse on the left is known as the "agitated horse" and the horse on the right as the "placid horse." The sculptures of Health and Abundance are located on either side of the enormous Ocean, on the god's left and right, respectively. In conclusion, the Trevi Fountain is a genuine work of art.

7. The Sassi of Matera (Matera)

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The Sassi di Matera, two districts in Matera, Basilicata, which make up the city's ancient heart, are found in eighth place. They were created by buildings and Romanesque structures carved into the city's Murgia rock.

The Sassi di Matera were listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993, and Matera was chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. The view above the city is very breathtaking. The colour of the stone and the buildings atypical shapes give this scene a truly distinct quality. It is imperative that you stop in Matera if you are travelling through Basilicata.

6. The Verona Arena (Verona)

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The Arena Di Verona, a municipal landmark, comes in at number seven. It is one of the historic amphitheaters that has survived to this day with the finest level of preservation. The arena has an oval layout, measures around 75 by 44 meters, and can hold up to 30,000 people, yet it is now only able to hold only 22,000 due to the stage. It offers numerous festivals and performances by international artists and vocalists each year.

5. The Basilica of San Marco (Venice)

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One of the hallmarks of the lovely city of Venice is the Basilica of San Marco. In this instance, we are also discussing a historical monument. In this location, the first Church of San Marco was constructed in 832 AD; however, following a fire, it was rebuilt in 978.

The current Basilica was built during a restoration that started in 1063 and was dedicated in 1094. From the smallest to the grandest, each piece of this architectural wonder has its own unique history. The famed "Tesoro di San Marco," a collection of 283 priceless items, and the relics of San Marco are kept in a crypt. This can be located in the Doge's Palace and the Basilica of San Marco, respectively

4. The Tower of Pisa (Pisa)

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The Tower of Pisa, one of the most recognizable images of stunning Italy. It is a 57-meter-tall bell tower that was constructed beginning in 1173. As you can see from the images, it "hangs" since the land began to sink during the early stages of building, which is why it has this distinctive slope.

Consider that the top of the bell tower is displaced by nearly half a meter relative to the normal position due to the Tower of Pisa's significant 3.97 ° tilt with regard to the vertical axis.

3. Ponte Vecchio (Florence)

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The Ponte Vecchio, one of the most recognizable bridges in the world and a key emblem of Florence, is located in third position. Imagine that it was first constructed between 972 and 974 AD, renovated between 1177 and 1345 AD, and then repaired after 1944 AD. On the other hand, there's a good reason it's named the "ancient bridge".

Ponte Vecchio, a bridge across the Arno River, is notable for having two rows of artisan shops, primarily goldsmiths, frequently with rear shops that project outside the body of the bridge and are supported by "corbels." The Ponte Vecchio is a must-stop if you're in Florence because it's a stunning location for stunning pictures.

2. The Milan Cathedral (Milan)

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The Duomo of Milan is a landmark of the Lombard capital and is situated in the city's central square. The largest church in Italy, St. Peter's Basilica, is actually outside of Italy's borders in the territory of the Vatican City.

The construction of the current church began in 1387 under the direction of the Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, who offered an even more grandiose plan than the initial one.

The Duomo of Milan is an undisputed architectural and artistic masterpiece, primarily in neoclassical and neo-Gothic style. It also has a Great Museum, which houses the Treasury of the Duomo, a very rich collection of goldsmith works of art and artistic masterpieces that document the cathedral's entire history.

1. The Colosseum (Rome)

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The biggest Roman amphitheatre in the world, the Colosseum was formerly known as the Flavian Amphitheater and is located in the heart of Rome. It can accommodate between 50,000 and 87,000 spectators (estimated range). It is the most significant Roman amphitheatre and the most impressive Roman edifice that has survived for us.

The name "Colosseum" only became widespread during the Middle Ages. Gladiator battles and other public events took place there in antiquity (hunting shows, naval battles , reenactments of famous battles and dramas based on classical mythology ).

Today, it serves as a representation of the city of Rome and one of the top tourist destinations in the form of a routinely accessible archaeological monument.

Conclusion

As we mentioned above aqueducts, temples, and other comparable structures were built in ancient Rome, the Renaissance architectural movement was started in Italy, and this land is a wonderful gallery of precious historical things.

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