Tourist Attractions in Italy: works of art

Great sample of tourist attractions in Italy are the masterpieces of Italian works of art , listed here by style and type (architecture, sculpture, paintings/mosaics).

Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy

If you are thinking about visiting the tourist attractions in Italy, my suggestion is to start with what attracts you the most, first plan a short visit (1 week or 2 weeks better) deciding what are you going to visit and see, then come back to see more (I met lots of people that after the first visit they keep returning).

In Red is the town's name where you can admire the monument/masterpiece, followed by the name of the region.

Remember: this list is just a very small fraction of what you can visit and see in Italy, it is a start, actually an appetizer! :-)


• ANCIENT GREEK ART •

Tourist attractions in Italy from 5th century BC:

Architecture
Paestum Temples, near Naples, Campania

Concordia Temple, Agrigento, Sicily

Segesta Temple

Greek Theatre of Siracusa, Sicily

Greek Theatre of Taormina, Sicily

Sculpture
Ludovisi Throne, Rome

Venus de' Medici, Florence

Laocoonte Group, Rome

Belvedere Torso, Rome

Ercole Farnese, Naples

Psyche of Capua, Naples

Boy with Thorn (Lo Spinario), Rome


• ETRUSCAN ART - ETRURIAN CIVILIZATION •

Tourist attractions in Italy from 10th to 1st century BC:

Sculpture
Sarcophagus of the Spouses, National Etruscan Museum, Rome

Veii sculptures, Rome

The Winged Horses, Tarquinia


• ROMAN ART •

Tourist attractions in Italy of 4th century BC to 5th century AD:

Architecture
The Roman Forum, Rome

The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum (Flavian Amphitheatre-Flavio's Amphitheatre), Rome

Verona Arena (Arena di Verona)

The Pantheon, Rome

Trajan's Column (Colonna Traiana), Rome

Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino), Rome


Sculpture
Hermes at rest (L'Ermes in riposo), Naples

The Doryphoros (Doriforo), Naples

Callipygian Venus (La Venere Callipigia), Naples

Venus Anadyomene (La Venere Anadiomene), Siracusa, Sicily

Dying Gaul (Il Galata morente), Rome

Cnidus Aphrodite (La Venere di Cnido), Rome

The Capitoline Venus (La Venere Capitolina), Rome

Apollo of the Belvedere or Pythian Apollo (L'Apollo del Belvedere), Rome

Apoxyomenos athlete (L'Atleta Apoxyomenos), Rome


• BIZANTINE ART •

Tourist attractions in Italy of 4th-15th Century:

Architecture
The Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna

Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), Venice

Sculpture
La "Pala d'Oro" St. Mark Basilica (La Pala d'Oro, Basilica di San Marco), Venice

Painting and Mosaics
Mosaics of Ravenna

Mosaics of St. Mark's Basilica, Venice


•ROMANIC ART•

Tourist attractions in Italy from 11th-12th Century:

Architecture
Pomposa Abbey,

Cathedral and Baptistery of Parma

Monreale Abbey,

Baptistery and leaning Tower of Pisa

Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi

Sculpture
The bronze Doorways of St. Zeno Basilica, Verona

The bronze pre-Doors of Duomo of Pisa Cathedral (by Bonanno Pisano)- Tuscany

Paintings and Mosaics
Palatina Chapel (decoration), Palermo Sicily

Mosaics of Florence Baptistery - Tuscany


• GOTHIC ART •

Tourist attractions in Italy from 14th-16th Century:

Architecture
Fossanova Abbey - Priverno Latina, Lazio

Castel del Monte Andria, Apulia

Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall) of Siena Tuscany

Palazzo Vecchio (by Arnolfo di Cambio), Florence Tuscany

Duomo di Orvieto Cathedral, Umbria

Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena) Tuscany

Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano), Lombardy

Giotto's Bell Tower(Campanile di Giotto), Florence Tuscany

The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice Veneto

Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), Venice Veneto

Sculpture
The Cathedral Pulpit by G. Pisano (Pulpito del Duomo di Pisa) - Pisa Tuscany

Paintings and Mosaics
The Crucifixion by Cimabue (La Crocifissione, opera di Cimabue), Upper Basilica of Assisi - Umbria

Maesta' of Duccio (La Maesta' di Duccio), Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena) - Tuscany

Frescoes cycle of St. Francis's Life by Giotto (affreschi sulla vita di San Francesco, opera attribuita a Giotto), Upper Basilica of Assisi - Umbria

Frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto (Affreschi della Cappella degli Scrovegni), Padua - Veneto

Maesta' by Simone Martini,1315 (Maesta', opera di Simone Martini), Palazzo Pubblico of Siena - Tuscany

The Annunciation by Simone Martini, 1333 (L' Annunciazione), Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Tuscany

Fresco of the Triumph of Death, Pisa Camposanto, Pisa - Tuscany


• RENAISSANCE ART •

Tourist attractions in Italy of 15th-16 Century:

Architecture
Chapel of Pazzi by Brunelleschi (Cappella dei Pazzi), Curch of Santa Croce, Florence - Tuscany

Dome of Florence Cathedral by Brunelleschi (Cupola del Duomo di Firenze), Florence - Tuscany

Oratory of San Bernardino by Agostino di Duccio (Oratorio di San Bernardino), Perugia - Umbria

Doge's Palace by Luciano Laurana (Palazzo Ducale di Urbino), Urbino - Marche

Portinari Chapel by Michelozzo (Cappella Portinari), Church of St. Eustorgio, Milan - Lombardy

Colleoni Chapel by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (Cappella Colleoni), Bergamo - Lombardy

Certosa di Pavia, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Pavia - Lombardy
St. Peter's Basilica Rome (Basilica di San Pietro), architects: Bramante and Michelangelo, Vatican City

Farnese Palace (Palazzo Farnese), by Sangallo il Giovane, Michelangelo, Vignola, G. Della Porta , Rome - Lazio

Villa d'Este, Tivoli - Lazio

The Basilica by Andrea Palladio (Basilica Palladiana), Vicenza - Veneto

Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio (La Rotonda, Villa Capra), Vicenza - Veneto

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco (Scuola di San Rocco), Venice - Veneto

Sculpture
Doors of the Baptistery by Ghiberti (Porte del Battistero di Firenze),Florence - Tuscany

Artworks of Donatello (Opere di Donatello), Florence - Tuscany

Statue of Gattamelata by Donatello (Statua del Gattamelata), Padua - Veneto

Cantoria by Luca Della Robbia (Cantoria di L. Della Robbia), Florence - Tuscany

Statue of Colleoni by Verrocchio (Statua del Colleoni), Venice - Veneto

La Pieta' by Michelangelo, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The David by Michelangelo (Il David di Michelangelo) 1501-1504, Accademia Gallery, Florence - Tuscany

Medici Tombs by Michelangelo (le Tombe dei Medici), St. Lorenzo Basilica, Florence - Tuscany

The Frieze of Ceppo Hospital by Giovanni Della Robbia (Fregio dell'Ospedale del Ceppo, Pistoia - Tuscany

Perseo by Benvenuto Cellini (Il Perseo), Piazza della Signoria, Florence - Tuscany

Paintings and Mosaics
The Annunciation of Cortona by Fra' Angelico (L' Annunciazione di Cortona), Diocesan Museum, Cortona - Tuscany

Frescoes of St. Peter's Life by Masaccio (Affreschi della Vita di San Pietro), Brancacci Chapel, Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence - Tuscany

The Triumph of Death Fresco (Affresco del Trionfo della Morte), Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo - Sicily

Frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca (Affreschi della Leggenda della Santa Croce), Basilica of St. Francis, Arezzo - Tuscany

Lamentation of Dead Christ by Andrea Mantegna (Cristo morto), Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan - Lombardy

Portrait of a Man by Antonello da Messina (Ritratto d'uomo), Galleria Borghese, Rome - Lazio

Pieta' by Giovanni Bellini (la Pietà), Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan - Lombardy

Botticelli works of art (Opere di Sandro Botticelli), Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Tuscany

The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci (l'Annunciazione di Leonardo da Vinci), Florence - Tuscany

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (l'Ultima Cena), Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan - Lombardy

Frescoes of Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo (Affreschi della Cappella Sistina), Vatican City

Raphael works of art (Opere di Raffaello), Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence - Tuscany

Raphael Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello o Stanze Vaticane), Vatican City

The Deposition by Raphael (Deposizione di Raffaello o Trasporto di Cristo), Borghese Gallery, Rome - Lazio

The Tempest by Giorgione (La Tempesta), Accademy Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) Venice - Veneto

Sacred an Profane Love by Tiziano (L'Amore Sacro e l'Amore Profano), Borghese Gallery Rome - Lazio

Pesaro Madonna by Tiziano (Pala Pesaro), Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice - Veneto

Madonna and Child with St Jerome and Mary Magdalen by Correggio(Madonna di S.Girolamo), National Gallery Parma - Emilia Romagna

Danae By Correggio (Antonio Allegri, La Danae)
Borghese Gallery Rome - Lazio

The Wedding at Cana by Jacopo Tintoretto (Le Nozze di Cana), Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice - Veneto

The Paradise by Jacopo Tintoretto (Il Paradiso del Tintoretto presso il Palazzo Ducale), the Doge's Palace Venice - Veneto

The Feast in the House of Levi by Paolo Veronese (Il Convito in casa di Levi), Gallerie dell' Accademia, Venice - Veneto

The Triumph of Venice by Paolo Veronese (L'Apoteosi di Venezia o Trionfo di Venezia), Doge's Palace Venice - Veneto


• BAROQUE AND COUNTER-REFORMATION ART •

Tourist attractions in Italy of 16th-18th Century:

Architecture
Church of the Gesu' (Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all'Argentina), architects: Gacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Giacomo della Porta, Rome - Lazio

St. Martin's Charterhouse (Certosa di San Martino), Naples - Campania

Piazza della Basilica di San Pietro by Bernini and Maderna, Rome - Lazio

The colonnade of St Peter's square by Bernini (colonnate di Piazza San Pietro), Rome - Lazio

Basilica of St Mary of Health by Longhena (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute), Venice - Veneto

Curch of the Holy Cross (Basilica di Santa Croce), Lecce - Apulia

Trevi Fountain by Nicola Salvi (Fontana di Trevi), Rome - Lazio

Sculpture
L'Estasi di Santa Teresa (Bernini), Rome

Paintings and Mosaics
Many are the works by Caravaggio (real name Michelangelo Merisi):

Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Young Sick Bacchus, Madonna and Child with St. Anne (Madonna dei Palafrenieri), Saint Jerome Writing, John the Baptist, David with the Head of Goliath (Borghese Gallery), Rome

Frescoes of Farnese Palace (Annibale Carracci), Rome

Madonna in Gloria con i Santi (Tiepolo), Academy Gallery Venice

I hope you find this partial list of masterpieces helpful, it is just a fraction of the many tourist attractions in Italy.

Besides the Works of Art, interesting attractions in Italy includes italian World famous Brand names like Ferrari with its car factory in Maranello, near Modena, and Italian Fashion Design & Shopping, local artisans with various and high quality handicraft facilities and laboratories.

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