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Important Historical Sites in Italy

Thinking of where to find the most famous historical sites, try to consider the wonders of Italy. Rich in almost all in historical events, Italy in reality, still stood the monuments and can be seen up to the present. For over a hundred years, the mark of Italy is undeniable in all western culture, particularly the antiquity, modernity and the renaissance. With the amazing efforts of the conservationist, we are very lucky to witness the wonder of this symbol that we are going to marvel today. Listed below are some of the important fascinating places to visit in Italy.

Saint Mark’s Basilica, is a private chapel in the then Doge of the city state, it was founded in 9th century and was originally the house tomb of St. Mark himself, 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. Additionally, an altarpiece made of gold was found at the Cupola of the Prophets which was studded with over 2000 gemstone 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 previously known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in honor of that saint, is consider as the fourth largest cathedral in the world. Aside from its pink, white and green marble exterior which is admired most is the epic 1443 clock that tells time according to ora italica which means that 24 hours always ends at sunset.

Pianosa Island is virtually abandoned today, it’s a memory of a long time memory, it’s a settlement of many since the first in the late stone age. Famous for its spectacular wildlife, only a handful of human residents are allowed on this island.

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. Aside from various details sculpture and over 500 fountains, the gardens of Villa d’Este is absolutely breathtaking.

Botanical Garden in Padua, is very famous in rare plants that reach up to 6000 species and a library that contains more than 50000 scientific volumes which is considered important in the world.

Santa Maria delle Grazie and The Last Supper, is another outstanding work of art of Milanese architecture, and within the church refectory, Leonardo da Vinci’s great fresco ” The Last Supper” is painted between the year 1496 and 1497.