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10 Interesting Facts About the Pantheon in RomeWith a name that itself defines the collection of deities making up a religious order, Rome, Italy’s Pantheon is an architectural wonder of the world that reminds us of the empire’s power, cultural

Symbolism and History of The Arch of Constantine in Rome Spanning the Via Triumphalis in Rome, Italy, the city’s Arch of Constantine is as iconic and emblematic of Roman architecture as its larger neighbor, the Colosseum. And like that famous landmark, the

Rome’s Pantheon Magnificent StoryWith a name that itself defines the collection of deities making up a religious order, Rome, Italy’s Pantheon is an architectural wonder of the world that reminds us of the empire’s power, cultural influence, and vast wealth.A

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del FioreSanta Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third-largest church in the world (after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London) and was the largest church in Europe when

The church of San Sebastiano, Mantua by Leon Battista Alberti. Magnificent example of the early Renaissance architecture in ItalyIn terms of architectural styles, there are few breaks as dramatic as that between the forms of architecture found in antiquity and

The Story Behind Raphael's Masterpiece 'The School of Athens'It is hard to imagine that the Italian Renaissance, an age of new ideas and enlightenment, took most of its inspiration from the world of Greek and Roman antiquity. Searching for a return

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy - a renaissance masterpiece of literature that left a legacY It is hard to quantify just how much of an impact Dante’s The Divine Comedy had on Renaissance Italy and beyond. Touted as one of the greatest poets

Building an Architectural Masterpiece: Donato Bramante’s St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City - History and FactsA landmark in a city filled with architectural wonders of the world, the Vatican stands out among the Eternal City’s attractions as the palace of

Details and facts about emblematic renaissance paintings - deep dive into Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of VenusA massive painting that is often noted for its unabashed display of beauty and grandeur, the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli tells us as

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