Wonders of Italy: A Photographic Journey through Landscape, Art, and Architecture

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This lavishly illustrated volume draws a portrait of Italy through its most stirring panoramas, its characteristic villages, the architectural wonders marking its cities, the incredible archeological vestiges of its past, and its extraordinary artistic masterpieces admired and envied all the world round.

Thanks to its ancient history and the power of the Roman Empire, Italy is now home to the world’s greatest cultural heritage, with more than 3,400 museums, over 40 UNESCO World ...

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Overview

This lavishly illustrated volume draws a portrait of Italy through its most stirring panoramas, its characteristic villages, the architectural wonders marking its cities, the incredible archeological vestiges of its past, and its extraordinary artistic masterpieces admired and envied all the world round.

Thanks to its ancient history and the power of the Roman Empire, Italy is now home to the world’s greatest cultural heritage, with more than 3,400 museums, over 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 2,100 archaeological parks and areas. It contains a huge wealth of different regional identities, heritage, languages, cuisines, traditions, and architectural styles, all of which make the Italy of today truly wonderful.

With an overview of its many masterpieces, discover the colorful scenes inside the tombs at Tarquinia, the wall paintings at Pompeii, the frescoes of Giotto, the sculptures of Michelangelo, and the gravity-defying architecture of Pisa. Embark on a photographic tour of the most spectacular and unforgettable natural attractions on the Italian peninsula. Seas, mountains, lakes, volcanoes, history, artistic genius, palaces, churches, castles: Italy is a mosaic of wonders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435148499
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 80,095
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 12.84 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

As a professional journalist, she has worked for over 20 years for one of the major Italian tourist magazines writing about travel and lifestyle. After touring throughout much of the world, today she is discovering the pleasure of touring in Italy, beginning with Milan, where she has always lived, the city she loves unconditionally.

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