The Uffizi. Built in 1560 by Cosimo I de 'Medici to be administrative and judiciary offices of Florence. In 1581 Francesco I de 'Medici set up a gallery. In Anna Maria Luisa de Medici donated the Medici art collection to the museum.
Villa d’Este – Tivoli Italy. The Villa d'Este is a villa in Tivoli, near Rome, Italy. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is a fine example of Renaissance architecture and the Italian Renaissance garden.
La Basilica di Santa Croce Protected by an imposing statue of Dante, it sits with its beautiful facade in front of a modest piazza. The Santa Croce was built for the common citizens of Florence, just a 15 minute walk from the much more grand Duomo.
Villa Le Rose is a beautiful Medici villa commissioned by the Marchese Niccolò Antinori in the century . The villa remained in the Antinori's possession until the beginning of the last century. The family then decided to sell the property and in the 1
New Swiss Guards recruit attend a swearing-in ceremony in San Damaso square at the Vatican. 35 new recruits sworn-in on the anniversary of the sack of Rome when they protected Pope Clement VII hideout at castel Sant' Angelo on May