Monthly Archives: September 2019

Mantua and Sabbioneta

Two towns, one noble bloodline and a World Heritage Site: The old towns of Mantua and Sabbioneta were added to the illustrious UNESCO list in 2008. Both show how town planning and urban development worked in the Renaissance, but in … Continue reading

Cathedral of Modena, Ghirlandina and Piazza Grande

A new architectural style made its rounds through Europe in the 11th century. Romanesque architecture with its round arches, thick walls and small windows quickly conquered the entire continent developing many an exciting regional subset. Italy in particularly opened itself … Continue reading