This church was built by the will of Emanuele Filiberto, who had promised to build a church in a vow made before the battle ... More
This church was built by the will of Emanuele Filiberto, who had promised to build a church in a vow made before the battle of San Quintino, won by the king, which took place on the 10th August, the day which is dedicated to San Lorenzo. The church was built according to a plan by Guarino Guarini between 1667 and 1680. It is a perfect expression of seventeenth century baroque style both in the design of its dome and in the interior decorations.
Very quaint. The spring where you get your water is awesome. Beautiful views of the alps. Great place to take a walk. Quiet, homey, not touristy. Real Italy. Relaxing. Great for a break from the hustle and bustle of Venice and Flourance. The kind of place where you walk by the bar and hear a few old man shouting friendly at each other. I loved it.
Encompassing the Biblioteca Laurenziana and the Cappelle Medicee, this basilica is a testimony to the political power and patronage of
the Medici family. Its origins date back to 393 when St. Ambrose consecrated it in memory of the martyrdom ...
This was a pagan temple in the 2nd century which was transformed into a church by the holy bishop of
Antioch, St. Babila. The church was rebuilt between 1096 and 1097. There are three naves inside, with a covered ...
San Giovanni Battista, better known as the Duomo, is a Cathedral that was constructed by the will of Cardinal Domenico
Della Rovere. It was designed by Bartolomeo del Caprino da Settignano based on the plans of Baccio Pontelli. The ...