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Piazza dell'anfiteatro, Lucca

The Piazza dell'anfiteatro (square of the Amphitheater) is a square, built on the ruins of the ancient roman amphitheater (III century b.C.), that determines its particular elliptic shape. The square ..
 





Botanical garden, Lucca

The Botanical Garden, risen in 1820 thanks to Maria Luisa di Borbone, was considered among the collateral structures of the Regia Università di Lucca, and realized together to a Laboratory of Physics ..
 





Piazza del Campo, Siena

Piazza del Campo is the main square of the city of Siena, is famous for its particular shell - shape and famous all over the world for its architectonic beauty. At the origin of Siena, the future "Cam ..
 





Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Piazza della Signoria is the central square of Florence, seat of the civil power with Palazzo Vecchio and heart of the social life of the city. It has an L-shape and is in the central part of medieval ..
 





Loggia della Signoria, Firenze

The Loggia della Signoria or dei Lanzi (because here the "Lanzichenecchi" -Landsknechts- camped in 1527), was built between 1376 and 1381 with the function of accommodating the numerous popular public ..
 





Ponte Vecchio, Firenze

The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge)is one of the symbols of Florence. It crosses the river Arno in its narrowest point. The first construction dates back to the roman age, but many times it was damaged by ..
 





Tower of Mangia, Siena

The Tower of Mangia was the "bell tower" of the Communal Palace. Therefore it is called from the nickname of "Mangiaguadagni" given to its first caretaker, famous because he appreciated the pleasures ..
 





The Leaning Tower, Pisa

The Tower of Pisa is the most famous leaning tower of the world, a universal famous monument. Begun in 1173, the tower, entirely built in marble, began to bent over before the completion of the thir ..
 





The Baptistry, Pisa

The building was begun in 1152, in order to replace a previous baptistry, smaller, that was to south of the Cathedral. The new positioning and the great dimensions are inspired to the Baptistry of Flo ..
 





Churchyard, Pisa

The churchyard was begun in 1277, the last of the monumental buildings of the Piazza dei Miracoli. From an architectonical point of view, it is composed by high rectangular walls, outside in simple wh ..
 





Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa

Piazza dei Cavalieri (square of the Knights) is, after Piazza dei Miracoli, the most famous square of the city. In this zone there was the ancient roman forum of the city of Portus Pisanus. The squa ..
 





I Quattro Mori, Livorno

At the end of the XVI century the works for the realization of the new fortified city of Livorno started. In order to celebrate this enterprise and the triumphs of the Order of the knights of Santo S ..
 





Fortezza Nuova, Livorno

The fortification is the ancient “Bastion of S. Francesco ". The construction of the Fortezza Nuova (New Fortress) dates back to the end of the 1500's, when the architect Buontalenti thought a plan fo ..
 





Venezia Nuova, Livorno

The Venezia Nuova is a quarter of Livorno, the only one of the city center that, after the devastations of the Second World War, has conserved great part of its historical and architectonic jewels, wh ..
 





Medicea Fortress, Arezzo

The Medicea Fortress, that stands on the Hill of San Donato (viale B.Buozzi), constitutes an important example of military defensive architecture of the 16th century. The Fortress was built from 1538 ..
 





Piazza della Sala, Pistoia

The Piazza della Sala of Pistoia, heart of the ancient city, or only the Sala, as it is usually called in Pistoia, it is one of the most ancient squares of the city and dues its name to the longobard ..
 


 

The city walls, Grosseto

The walls of Grosseto are one of the rare examples in Italy of town-walls that has arrived integral to us. The walls of Grossseto have ancient origins: a first building was already present since the 1 ..
 





Rocca Malaspina, Massa

The Malaspina Castle dominates the city of Massa: the most ancient part of the Castle is the high part, that must have contained the first castle, since the 11th century. Its function was to supervise ..
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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