Architecture - Italy

Cathedral and Duomo, Florence, Tuscany - Italy

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival fa├žade by Emilio De Fabris.

Medieval Fortress of Brisighella, Emilia Romagna -Italy 

The Medieval town of Brisighella, which had maintained its original urban plan, is found at the feet of three characteristic chalk hills, upon which we find the following important monuments: the Manfrediana Fortress, a venetian example of excellent Medieval military art; the Clock Tower, the defence rampart built in 1290; the sanctuary of Monticino. In the palace of the ex-Magistrates we find the Giuseppe Ugonia Civic Musem, which holds the collection of operas of the famous lithographer and famous paintings coming from various churches across the territory.

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