During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi (for which no ... More
Su Nuraxi di Barumini
During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia. The complex consists of circular defensive towers in the form of truncated cones built of dressed stone, with corbel-vaulted internal chambers. The complex at Barumini, which was extended and reinforced in the first half of the 1st millennium under Carthaginian pressure, is the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture.
From 1805 the Conservatory took place in the 14th century former Augustinian convent which faces onto Piazza Rossini 2. Inside,
a magnificent stairway built by Alfonso Torreggiani in 1752 leads to the upper floors where around 300 portraits of ...
This castle was the home of Maximilian until he was forced to leave and become the Emperor of Mexico. The
next resident, Duke Amedeo of Savoy made Castello di Miramare the seat for various military commands. In 1955, it ...
The Arts Institute found temporary accommodation in a wing of the Palazzo degli Studio which subsequently became an Archaeological Museum.
In 1863, a new location was found for the Institute as part of the renovation of the Fosse del ...