• The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Hot Air Balloons over the Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Long shot of the medieval defensive towers of San Gimignano at sunset, Tuscany, Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Elsa Valley From San Gimignano at dawn with Hot Air Balloons - Tuscany Chianti Italy.
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses at night around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Views across the vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti Region from San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy.
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Town Entrance walls and chaple - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Church Tower in Colle Di Val D'Elsa - Tuscany, Italy.
  • Romanesque Chapel - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval along street - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval housesof Town Museum - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) of San Gimignano with its medieval towers built as defensive towers and also to show the families wealth by the height of the tower. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • The so called twin towers of Sangimignano built in the 13th century as defensive towers and also to show prestige and wealth. The Council of San Gimignano ruled that no tower should be built higher than that of the town Hall of San Gimignano so this family built two towers to be ahead of its opposition. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano; Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval buildings of Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval walls entrance gate and tower of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • The 13th century medieval wall and towers of San Gimignano. Originally San Gimignano had  70 towers built for protection as a result of feuding families who supported the opposing Guelphs and Ghibellines. Today 12 survive in San Gimignano creating what is called the medieval Manhattan. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Gimignano, Tuscany Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of Plazza Cisterna, San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers- San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Tower around entrance - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval Towers around Plazza Duomo - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Medieval houses around Plazza Cisterna - San Gimignano - Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • Arial View of San Gimignano - Tuscany - Chainti Italy
  • The ancient cave dwellings, known as ? Sassi ? , in Matera, Southern Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pictures of the stone sculptured monumental tomb for the Celesia Family by sculptor D. Paernio 1899.  An adolescent angel with delicate features is examining some sheets while sitting, representing so the Study.  Sculpted in the bourgeois Realism style this gigantic statue of the worker follows Michelangelo’s heroic style, which was an obsession to many European and Italian sculptors between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century,  Section A, no 51, The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Pictures of the stone sculptured monumental tomb for the Celesia Family by sculptor D. Paernio 1899. At the top back of the monument is a sculpture of the deceased. In front is an impressive male figure with a heavy club, which is an allegory of the Work, and an adolescent angel with delicate features, which is examining some sheets while sitting, representing so the Study.  Sculpted in the bourgeois Realism style this gigantic statue of the worker follows Michelangelo’s heroic style, which was an obsession to many European and Italian sculptors between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century,  Section A, no 51, The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details of Gargoils on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details of Gargoils on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic ogival main door of the medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Facade with ogival arched door and rose window of the Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Facade with ogival arched door and rose window of the Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic medieval relief sculptures of the Madonna & Child over the main door of the Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic ogival main door of the medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Pictures of the stone sculptured monumental tomb for the Celesia Family by sculptor D. Paernio 1899. At the top back of the monument is a sculpture of the deceased. In front is an impressive male figure with a heavy club, which is an allegory of the Work, and an adolescent angel with delicate features, which is examining some sheets while sitting, representing so the Study.  Sculpted in the bourgeois Realism style this gigantic statue of the worker follows Michelangelo’s heroic style, which was an obsession to many European and Italian sculptors between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century,  Section A, no 51, The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Pictures of the stone sculptured monumental tomb for the Celesia Family by sculptor D. Paernio 1899. At the top back of the monument is a sculpture of the deceased. In front is an impressive male figure with a heavy club, which is an allegory of the Work, and an adolescent angel with delicate features, which is examining some sheets while sitting, representing so the Study.  Sculpted in the bourgeois Realism style this gigantic statue of the worker follows Michelangelo’s heroic style, which was an obsession to many European and Italian sculptors between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century,  Section A, no 51, The Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic medieval relief sculptures of the Madonna & Child over the main door of the Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic medieval relief sculptures of the Madonna & Child over the main door of the Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • 13th century Romanesque facade & Campinale of the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Romaesque Apse exterior of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting St Mary and the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures  depicting the life of St Martin and the labours of the year on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval inlay sculpture depicting a Griffin killing a mythical animal on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture depicting the labours for June and May and astrological signs on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture depicting the labours for December with an animal being killed and astrological signs on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture depicting the labours for October and september and astrological signs on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture of a scene of the life of St Martin on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture of St Martin expelling an evil demon from a robber on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture of St Martin becoming a monk on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Close up of a13th century Romaesque arcade pillar of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Painted vaulted ceiling of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Painted vaulted ceiling of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Medieval Fresco of the Madonna and Child in Santi Giovanni e Reparata, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Late Medieval Fresco of The Madonna and Child in the Giovanni e Reparata, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • statue of a tortoise, a symbol of the feminine power of the waters and their godess Aphrodite or Venus, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of a dragon, representing wisdom,  fighting a dog and wolf, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of a dragon, representing wisdom,  fighting a dog and wolf, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Sculture of an elephant with a castle on its back a popular Renaissance icon of power recalling Hanibals victories, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of Echidina, mother of the many enemies of Hercules, vainly in love with Glauco, the sea God, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Wrestling Giants Staue, reprenting the battle of Hercules, good, and Caucus, evil, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Venus staue, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • The Etruscan bench with the inscription "you who have travelled the world wishing to see great stupendous marvels, come here, where there are horrendous faces, elephants, lions, bears, orcs and dragons", commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Furia Alta, Winged Fury, a greek and Etruscan deity that was important to the Romans as a guardian of national glory and fertility of the soil, hence the basket on her head, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Furia Alta, Winged Fury, a greek and Etruscan deity that was important to the Romans as a guardian of national glory and fertility of the soil, hence the basket on her head, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of Ceres, Roman "nurse" godess, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of a dragon, representing wisdom,  fighting a dog and wolf, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Sculture of an elephant with a castle on its back a popular Renaissance icon of power recalling Hanibals victories, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Temple built to the memory of Giulia Farnese by her husband Pier Francesco Orsini, Duke of Babarzo c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist style Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Romaesque Apse exterior of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of a Lombard style column, the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of a Labyrinth , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures of the typanuim of the main door depicting the Christ Pantocrator above the Apostles , the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculptures around the main door depicting the life of St Martin and the seasonal labours of the year on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture depicting the labours for January and Feburary and astrological signs on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture depicting the labours for August and July and astrological signs on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Late medieval relief sculpture depicting St Martin giving his sacred literny on the Facade of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Close up of a13th century Romaesque sculpture of a Lion of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Close up of a13th century Romaesque arcade pillar of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Close up of a13th century Romaesque arcade pillar of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Detail of the 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Painted vaulted ceiling of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • 13th century Romaesque arcade pillars, sculptures and inlaid depictions of animals of the Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy,
  • Fresco on the Interior  of the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Medieval Fresco of The Baptism of Christ in Santi Giovanni e Reparata, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Fresco on the Interior  of the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Fresco on the Interior  of the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • 13th century Romanesque facade & Campinale of the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Martino,  Duomo of Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Walk in Early Medieval Baptismal font in the Baptistry of St John excavations, Santi Giovanni e Reparata, Lucca, Tunscany, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Whale statue , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • La Nuda Abbandonate, the abandoned nude sleeping nymph statue, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • sculpture of Orcus (l'orco) king of the underworld, with an incription"abondon all reason ye who enter here", a refernece from Dantes Inferno, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Sculture of an elephant with a castle on its back a popular Renaissance icon of power recalling Hanibals victories, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Wrestling Giants Staue, reprenting the battle of Hercules, good, and Caucus, evil, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Whale statue , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • sculpture of Orcus (l'orco) king of the underworld, with an incription"abondon all reason ye who enter here", a refernece from Dantes Inferno, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of a tortoise, a symbol of the feminine power of the waters and their godess Aphrodite or Venus, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • sculpture of Orcus (l'orco) king of the underworld, with an incription"abondon all reason ye who enter here", a refernece from Dantes Inferno, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of a dragon, representing wisdom,  fighting a dog and wolf, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of the head of Proteus, son of Neptune, the globe and castle on its head symolises the castle of Orsini and its rule over the world, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Wrestling Giants Staue, reprenting the battle of Hercules, good, and Caucus, evil, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Pegasus fountain, a tribute to the Farnese family, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Sculpture commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of Cabero the trhree haeded guardian of the underworld, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of Cabero the trhree haeded guardian of the underworld, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Sphinx, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Sphinx, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Plutone or Neptune statue with a small dolphin in his hand , commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Pegasus fountain, a tribute to the Farnese family, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Wrestling Giants Staue, reprenting the battle of Hercules, good, and Caucus, evil, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Casa Pendente, a leaning house  commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, in The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • The Etruscan bench with the inscription "you who have travelled the world wishing to see great stupendous marvels, come here, where there are horrendous faces, elephants, lions, bears, orcs and dragons", commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • The Theatre, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • La Nuda Abbandonate, the abandoned nude sleeping nymph statue, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • Statue of Ceres, Roman "nurse" godess, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of Echidina, mother of the many enemies of Hercules, vainly in love with Glauco, the sea God, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of Echidina, mother of the many enemies of Hercules, vainly in love with Glauco, the sea God, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy
  • statue of Echidina, mother of the many enemies of Hercules, vainly in love with Glauco, the sea God, commissioned by Piaer Francesco Orsini c. 1513-84, The Renaissance Mannerist statues of the Park of Monsters or The Sacred Wood of Bamarzo, Italy

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