Castles and palaces

Palazzo Farnese

Palazzo Farnese
Location Palazzo Farnese is the most imposing Late Renaissance palace of the sixteen century located in Rome. Set in the middle of a small square, Palazzo Farnese is an impressive testament to the great artists of the Renaissance: Antonio da Sangallo, Michelangelo, Vignola, and Giacomo Della Porta. History Construction started in 1514 after a design by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. When he died in 1546 Michelangelo took over the project and added several new elements to the design such ... ...

Doge’s Palace

Doge’s Palace
History The magnificent Doge’s Palace is one of the most important buildings in Venice. It was the center of power, from where the Venetian Republic ... ...

Medieval castles in Italy

Medieval castles in Italy
The amazing castles in Italy have grown from its rich history. Medieval castles were built on the remains of old Roman fortresses. Castle formations ... ...

Caserta Royal Palace

Caserta Royal Palace
This amazing architectural complex at Caserta includes the Royal Palace, its magnificent gardens, the San Leucio complex and the Aqueduct of ... ...

Palazzo Massimo

Palazzo Massimo
Palazzo Massimo is home to one of the world’s most important collections of Roman antiquities. Here you will be able to see some world famous statues, amazing mosaics, colorful frescoes, ancient jewelry and an important collection of coins. Ancient art The palace is managed by the National Roman Museum. The imposing building houses the fabulous collection of ancient art and was built in 1883-­1887 at the site of former Villa Montalto­Peretti. The palace was designed by Camilo Pistrucci in ... ...

Castel Saint’Angelo

Castel Saint’Angelo
History Originally built in the second century as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, Castel Saint’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was ... ...

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
The Sforzesco Castle is one of the best known historical buildings in Milan. It was demolished and rebuilt many times over the centuries. Nowadays ... ...