If Italy is synonymous with anything, it's the beautiful architecture that lines the streets and has done so for centuries.
For centuries, Italian nobles built their palaces to reflect their glory and grandeur, and today, they are wonderful works of architecture to be celebrated. Palazzi In Italy
does just this, by taking readers on a visual tour of some of the most magnificent palaces in the country - palaces once owned by popes and nobles.
Each palazzi is accompanied with a comprehensive description of their historical context, and a stunning photograph to inspire readers by architecture photographer, Massimo Listri. Listri's exquisite photography captures each palazzi in their entirety and essence. Readers will also learn about the history of Italian nobles and their obsession to build an opulent palace – a competition that in turn led to some of the most famous works of art the world has ever seen.
Starting off in the Pallazzo Vecchio in Florence, readers will then travel to Tuscany's Pallazza Chigi Saracini, before stopping off in the Pallazo Venezia in Rome, and many more palaces to captivate their imaginations. It will will soon become quite evident why it is that Italy is considered on of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Palazzi In Italy features:
- Hardcover – 498 pages.
- Beautiful, full colour photography throughout by Massimo Listri.
- Explores some of the best known palazzi in Italy.
- Full index in the back.
Dimensions: 25cm x 25cm.