architecture

Explore The Fantastical Quartiere Coppedè In Rome

Rome is full of amazing architecture, but not much of it is modern. So the Quartiere Coppedè comes as a surprise. Not just because it is unapologetically 20th century, but also because it is an astonishing mishmash of different building styles. What Is The Quartiere Coppedè? Located in the Trieste district of Rome, the Quartiere […]

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Exploring Palladio’s Vicenza: A World Heritage Site

Even among Italian cities, Vicenza is special. Not just a handful of spectacular buildings, but a whole town of them, many of them designed by one man: Andrea Palladio. Today Palladio’s Vicenza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a tribute to his creations and his architectural legacy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site As I walked

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The Portico Di San Luca, Bologna: The Longest Arcade In The World?

Bologna’s arcades (also known as porticos) are a feature of the city. These covered walkways, often dating from the Middle Ages, provided protection from the extremes of weather, whether sun, wind or rain. The most famous is the Portico di San Luca, which is possibly the longest arcade in the world. Roofed Arcade Of The

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